Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-12-2014, 05:41 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Tate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 552
Maybe the water is just so filled with nitrates they won't go down?
__________________

__________________
Tate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:04 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Tate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 552
And I just did a 30% water change
__________________

__________________
Tate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:16 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
You have to test correctly or the readings will be inaccurate. 10 drops of bottle #1...shake like crazy for a 30 seconds ( or is it a minute?). 10 drops of bottle #2 ( bottle needs to have been shaken well prior) and shake for a minute...wait 5 minutes and check out color.

High nitrates are good at the end of the cycle. Were they 160 after the change? If so, do another and probably closer to 50%.

I kinda look at it like chocolate milk...if you take a cup of that and remove 50% and add 50% white milk, you have lighter milk, but there is still chocolate. You want as little chocolate (nitrates) as possible. There can't be too much that it would not come out if new is not being added.
__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:19 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
gleach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orange County, CA,
Posts: 588
Get a refugium?

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
gleach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:25 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
A refugium will not bring nitrates down to zero and that is not really a necessity. If he has one set up already, then throw some Chaeto or Culerpa in and it will help in the long run. Lots of people don't use them. There will still be nitrates and PWCs will still need to be done.
__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:26 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Tate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 552
I ran out of salt and got a small bag and mixed our whole tub and filled the tank and I don't want to keep on removing water if nitrates don't go down
__________________
Tate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:37 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
gleach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orange County, CA,
Posts: 588
Would pre mixed water from an lfs be a better choice for this guy? Anybody? I don't know if you are using ro/di and I've heard it can cause issues if you are using tap depending on where you live. Don't know for sure but I thought my book stated tap water depending where you live can contain elements that can mess with certain perameters.

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
gleach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:37 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Tate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 552
I am using rodi water
__________________
Tate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:42 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
They should go down with a large water change. I would test the water prior to adding, just to see if it has any nitrates. It shouldn't, but a test couldn't hurt.

Did you remove the shrimp?
__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:43 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
Test the water you will be adding, not what's in the tank.
__________________

__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ate, nitrate, nitrates

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nitrates won't go down?! teagybear Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 15 02-10-2014 07:13 PM
I won a fishtank! (and won auctions on varios other things! sudz New Acquisitions 6 01-20-2006 12:08 PM
nitrites won't go down clandon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 06-13-2005 09:15 PM
Ph won't stay down Smudgeboss Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 05-04-2005 03:23 PM
PH won't come down niknahde Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 07-21-2004 06:14 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.