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Old 07-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Nitrates

I got a major problem. My friend was suppose to take care of my tank ended up flooding my tank with RO water since he accidentally left the RO switch on. As a result everything dropped. I don't blame him it was just an accident I have learned not to trust my tank to just anyone :P. The biggest problem was that no one noticed that the nitrate reactor was plugged. While it was plugged it created nitrates instead of removing them. As a result my nitrates shot up to over 110 >.<. I am currently in the process of doing major water changes. I just did a 30% water change on Sunday. I will be doing another two on Tuesday and Friday. I have never done so many water changes at once and never had nitrates over 20 (was over feeding corals ; . I am wondering water levels should I be checking during these water changes. Is there anything else I can do to reduce the nitrates. I am already adding boosters for Ph and Mag due to the massive amount of fresh water added to the system >.<. Any suggestions would be great.

Some good news God really loves me since absolutely nothing died and everyone looks ok and acting normally. Even my corals and cucumbers are alive!
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Keep up on pwc's, cut back on feeding for a few days. You could also try gently vacuuming sand if its really dirty. Oh and gently clean the filter media in outgoing tank water. I wouldn't do all these at once as it could have ill effects on other aspects, start off with one or two and wait it out, then re-test. I'm having same issue right now.
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