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Old 12-01-2008, 03:43 AM   #11
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is this a new tank? sounds like a nitrates spike. i just had one. 160 one day, next it was 20. Im cycling my tank atm
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Have you already tested everything else? ammonia, nitrite, ph, sg
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Tank is just over 2 months old yeah. Do you think it could be due to the bio-balls causing a nitrate spike? What about over feeding? and thanks alot for you inputs
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I tested everything else in my aquarium yes and everything is fine. My new 6 gallons im doing i will test ph, salt conc. and the only water i can use is from the tap right now, and the nitrates have read at 5ppm. But that is alot better than 160
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Tank is just over 2 months old yeah. Do you think it could be due to the bio-balls causing a nitrate spike? What about over feeding? and thanks alot for you inputs

Slowly replace your bio balls with live rock rubble. This will help you keep your Nitrates down in a big way. And yes, over feeding and under skimming will cause high nitrates too.
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