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Old 08-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Nitrate ???

What's the best way to lower my nitrates they are a little high?? Around 40 ppm
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Water changes! Best to find the source, too much food, too little export?
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:55 PM   #3
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Water changes, water changes, water changes. The best way to lower nitrates safely and quickly.
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Cool thanks I have a 90 gallon I do 20 gallon water changes twice a week.. And feed every three days one frozen cube and a silverside???
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wow, thats alot of water changes. lol

You might wanna try a larger one next time you do it and maybe the time after that. That should get them down quite a bit and from then on do your regular changes. I do massive water changes myself but not twice a week. that is dedication! Good for you!
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Yah it's down to a science now ill try it thinks for the input..
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Yah it's down to a science now ill try it thinks for the input..
Whats your stocking? Whats your filtration?
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Clown fish, diamond goby, snowflake eel, 6 chromies, fox face rabbit, cleaner shrimp, chocolate chip star, sand sifting star is the stock. I'm running the CPR dual pack HOB skimmer and filter with two Maxie jet 1200 and some Koralia power heads..
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Does your skimmer have that blue floss stuff in it? If so, that's a nitrate factory. Ditch it.
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Are there any nitrates coming from your water source?
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