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Old 04-02-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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Very high nitrates!

3rd week of my dead shrimp and live rock cycle and ammonia levels are around 3-4 while my nitrates are hovering around 160. What should I do?
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3rd week of my dead shrimp and live rock cycle and ammonia levels are around 3-4 while my nitrates are hovering around 160. What should I do?
Do a small water change around 20% what size tank?
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55 gal, done a 30% water change and removed dead shrimp. Ph still around 8.4. But nitrates still around 160. Will do another water change today and clean my filters!
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55 gal, done a 30% water change and removed dead shrimp. Ph still around 8.4. But nitrates still around 160. Will do another water change today and clean my filters!
Sounds like a plan keep us posted
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Well I'm going to install my sump this evening and remove the cannister filters along with a 25% water change. Hopefully the live rock and the live sand in my sump will finish the cycle for me.
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So I emptied 50% of my water, can i refill with tap water or my old water. I bought 40# of live sand and took out old sand! It's like I'm starting over again! I also have 20# of live for the sump I'm bout to install
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You don't wanna use tap water it's really not recommended and you wouldn't wanna refill your tank with the old water, if that was the question. Old water out... Fresh new clean water in.
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So 55 gallons distilled water? Or dechlorinate 55 gal of tap water? I started last time with Tap water.
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So 55 gallons distilled water? Or dechlorinate 55 gal of tap water? I started last time with Tap water.
Just so I'm clear this is a saltwater setup correct?
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Yes it is saltwater that we talking about .
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