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Old 09-03-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Your Nitrate Readings

what are your current nitrate readings for your reef? for your FO? do you have a particular limit that you wont let your nitrates approach? what methods do you use to keep nitrates at bay?

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Old 09-03-2005, 06:46 PM   #2
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0ppm, if I had nitrates, I would not let them get over 10-15ppm for a softie tank like mine.

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Old 09-03-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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0 ppm...Probably wouldn't allow them to go passed 10 ppm in my reef
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:56 PM   #4
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Mine are usually about 7, give or take. I keep them under 10 generally but they've snuck up as high as 20 before I had my fuge growing properly. At 20 I did several large water changes to get them back in check.

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Old 09-04-2005, 11:10 AM   #5
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Mine move between 2.5 and 5.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:20 PM   #6
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0ppm is where they should be. At the most 5ppm for a reef tank. In a FOWLR you can easily have them at 10-15 no problems there...

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