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Old 12-05-2006, 01:53 PM   #11
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what is the best way to get Nitrates down in a SW setup?
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Also, feed everyother day.
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ok...updating on this...the crabs were not dying, in fact, they were only changing shells...they are all fine...every fish is fine...

feeding has been cut down to half and PWCs have been done every week in order to lower the Nitrates...all fish and inverts appear to be doing great...

thanks all for the support...
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Great! I didn't even think to mention that they molt! I would stay on top of those nitrAtes and all should be good.
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Any chance of talking him into live rock. W/out using any and bio-balls, I think he's in a never ending cycle. Water change, nitrates down, then back up again.

Still confused thugh. I believe your orignal post says both - he has no rocks and algae is on the rocks.

Also, some (including me) feed every other day.

Also, 3 crabs in a 6 month old 120g tank. Need about 100 more IMO to eat that leftover food. Snails, starfish, shrimp etc, are your basic cleaning crew that may help too IMO.
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sorry...no Live Rock...he has rock for decor...not Live Rock...he wants live rock and is probably getting 50-100lbs of it soon...

so if he gets Live Rock, he doesnt need the bio balls?
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Yeah, if you go with 1.5-2Lbs of rock per gallon, you really don't need a filter. I use my filter for a little extra water movement and to run carbon, if needed. We were saying you can break up some of the LRR, into rubble and replace the bio balls with that.
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