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Old 12-04-2004, 01:53 AM   #1
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what due you due if your nitrates are to high?

not real sure what to due i just did a water test and there pretty high . any help would be nice thanks
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Nitrates wont kill, but excessive nitrates stress the fish. Waterchanges help. When your tank matures and all, there are some corals that help reduce nitrates like xenias and clams
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water changes are the best.. and if you have crushed coral as a substrate change it to sand
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Old 12-04-2004, 02:08 AM   #4
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so just due a water change ? thats it? like will they be ok for a day so i can get the water im going to put back in there to the right temp?
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why sand i was told that is a pain in the butt?
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Nitrates arent gonna kill... Sand isnt a pain in the but, and cc will trap in more food an waste that will raise the nitrates. You might be thinking of a dsb thats a pain in the butt.
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do partial water changes, like 10% or so and I wouldn't worry about a heater.. I have a 55 and don't heat my top offs, but heat my 13 gallon changes...
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When doing large WC the salinity/SG and temp should be close to the tanks. Mix water at least 24 hours before adding to the tank.
Sand IMO is the way to go, CC is out... bare bottom some prople like but I don't like the looks of a Bare tank.
How hig is high?????
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What is high? 30, 40 50 >80?

Is this in the 180?
How long has the tank been set up?
What are you using for filtration?
Have you completed the cycle yet?
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:06 PM   #10
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ya the tanks been up for about one whole year now and i have done one water change. because ever time i took my water into were i buy my fish he would test it and say its ok. so then i told him it is pretty cloudy . then he said for me to buy a uv sterilizer. so any ways i did what u all told me to do and im sitting here waiting to find out how much the water change helped.
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