Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-12-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
Early nitrates - prime the culprit?

Hello all,
So my 55 fowlr is a week into it's cycle, with all dry rock (except for a few small pieces of LR.) All dry sand as well. Tap water used with prime conditioner, but only for the initial fillup.

Weirdly enough, here are my params:
- ammonia: 2
- nitrite: 5
- nitrate: 80

I'm stumped about the nitrite and nitrate, since I expected the curing process to take much longer. Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
Also, my tap is perfectly clean of nitrates. Could prime be the source?
__________________

__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:30 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
I would say that tap water is a no no no mater what your water from your tap shows! For the nitrite and nitrate issues if not from your tap i would say your tank hasn t enough bacteria built up! Only way to remove that high of nitrates is large water change maybe 2 a wk


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
daler81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:35 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
Are you feeding the tank?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
daler81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:37 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
Its only a wk old give it time!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
daler81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:52 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
I'm using tap primarily because of cost, but also because I checked out my city water quality report and found out my tap is straight from an aquifer - I checked everything including tds, no2, no3, ammonia, heavy metals, etc.

I'm not feeding the tank, nor were there any bacterial cultures added.

Thanks for replying, I agree it just needs time. I was just wondering what the source of the nitrates could be, given such sparse bacteria seeding.
__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:55 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BigRedsReefs10's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,675
Could be some stuff leaching out of the dry rock. Do you have phosphates too?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
BigRedsReefs10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:57 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
Put your live rock you do have ontop of the dry it will help filter the nitrates


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
daler81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:58 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
Hope that helps


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
daler81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 07:35 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BigRedsReefs10's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by daler81 View Post
Put your live rock you do have ontop of the dry it will help filter the nitrates


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

How would that do anything?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
BigRedsReefs10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ate, nitrate, nitrates, prime, rim

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does Prime work well for nitrates? PJFISH Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 04-06-2014 02:28 PM
High nitrates, prime, and chaeto? Supra Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 02-21-2012 06:46 PM
are nitrates a culprit? pufferman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 07-06-2005 08:12 PM
how early will nitrates be detected hackteck Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 05-09-2005 05:30 PM
Ammonia Culprit SixFootDaisy Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 9 08-25-2003 11:27 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.