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Old 12-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Nitrate high and one fish dying

My Nitrate is at 40 and one of my fish is looking really sick, almost dead.
I usually get water from local shop but it's shut for the next 2 days.
I need ideas on getting the nitrate down.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Water change.

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Old 12-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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Do you keep salt on hand for such emergency ?
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Carbon dosing. I don't think any method is going to work in 2 days though.
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Salinity is high as well, everything happens at once
Tank is approx 370L including sump, I've changed out 15L with fresh water to bring down salinity and nitrate.
Going to check in a couple of hour if it's improving ill do another 15L, small changes over a couple of days should work.
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Buy yourself an ro unit for christmas. IMO anyone seriously considering salt water tanks its essential to have one. Youll save money in the long run and your tank and fish will thank you for the extra fresh water youd would be able to change.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:30 PM   #7
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Update on tank, everything is good again.
May have lost a yellow goby, unless he is hiding only time will tell.
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