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Old 06-15-2008, 02:58 PM   #11
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tap water never good to use as top off.

60 ga. SPS tank w/ 2 - 175w 20k halides, korallin 1502 calcium reactor w/ph contorler
24ga. SW nano w/150 HQI
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125ga. FW w/60ga. sump. VERY aggresive fish
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:27 AM   #12
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I had the same problem for months with nitrates always hovering around 20-30 ppm. I constantly cleaned filters, used nitrate sponge, Purigen and carbon and 10% weekly WC.
Finally I added a HOB refugium in the spot where a bio-wheel 30 was sitting. Added LR rubble, LS some cheato and 7 mangroves. Within 2 weeks my nitrates are around 5. Fully believe in macro/mangrove for nutrient export.

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Old 06-21-2008, 02:29 PM   #13
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Im thinking of doing the same thing bolster. Been looking on ebay for a HOB refugium since a sump is out of the question right now. I did a water change this week and have cut back on the feedings. Nitrate has dropped some but im still not close to what I need to be.

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