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Old 01-27-2013, 01:48 AM   #11
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I would put that back on the bottom. leathers are definitely not high light corals.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #12
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Does the leather look like it has a waxy film over it?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
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No, had no film on it,

I suppose is just stressed out changing 3 thanks in a short period of time.....
I moved to the bottom again, pwc done(usally on sunday morning)just waiting what appen when the light are on...
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:08 PM   #14
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Try get the nitrate and phos to 0
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After I did a routine pwc and moved back to the bottom,came back again, going to see how is going to do in the next few days....

Nitrate to 0 some people say is impossible,is that true?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #16
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Nitrate to 0 some people say is impossible,is that true?
No, it's possible.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:29 PM   #17
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:45 PM   #18
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There is only 1 way to get nitrates to 0. And it's not by doing pwc after pwc. That will only lower it by a small percentage. You need something to consume nitrates. Anaerobic bacteria in a reactor will do it well and so does plants and algae Preferably cheato in a sump. A skimmer of course helps PREVENT nitrates by removing the stuff before it converts. But it will never be 100% effective either, otherwise our live rock bacteria would not be required.
So if yours are building up, pwc will help slow it, and eventually what you remove will be what builds up since the last pwc but your remaining will be higher.
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I highly doubt above zero nitrates are going to effect softies or leathers. Just as long as they aren't crazy high, you'll be ok.
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I have to say since I been using ro/di water, the nitrate are close to 0....
I have a 29 g and even if I been told not to do pwc I still do a 10% every 2 weeks....
I do not have a refugium but I use a skimmer. I have to say that after a water change everything looks better..
My only mistake I think was to put crushed rock on the bottom, should went for live sand....
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