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Old 03-20-2005, 12:23 AM   #11
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Here ya go Kat.

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do those need any special lighting like other clams?
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A proper feeding routine, good source water-RO or RO/DI, regular water changes, and a good skimmer are good ways to lower nitrates and keep them in check. FWIW, it's never a good idea to add anything to your tank you don't test for, and quite often it's unnecessary IME.
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No, they are not photosynthetic.
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sweet... so you do they just like feed off of the same thing that feather dusters and other filter feeders do?
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I agree, the best way to lower NO3 is by doing water changes. the best way to keep them down is to add more biological filtration (LR) and reduce the livestock and feedings. Over-stocking and over-feeding are the most common causes of hight NO3. I do not dose trace elements either. I to rely on regular water changes to replenish the depleted trace elements.
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