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Old 01-24-2015, 08:55 PM   #1
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When is my tank fully matured?

Just wondering what are good signs of a well matured reef tank.

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Old 01-30-2015, 10:10 PM   #2
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Checking your water parameters will tell you that. No ammonia, nitrite and high nitrates


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LOL> sorry, but you can have high nitrates in a brand new tank. lol thats not an indication of anything except that a water change is needed.

If you started with dead rock and it's now covered in coraline and has changed colors then thats a good first sign. The tank will have a "lived" in look about it, best I can explain it.
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Wasn't dead but starting to build a lot of purple coralin algea.

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LOL> sorry, but you can have high nitrates in a brand new tank. lol thats not an indication of anything except that a water change is needed.

If you started with dead rock and it's now covered in coraline and has changed colors then thats a good first sign. The tank will have a "lived" in look about it, best I can explain it.

Yes. But he is asking signs of a MATURED tank. Not a newly setup tank. Most reef setups with decent coral growth will have lower nitrates. And having a well designed and established filtration system will help with nitrates


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