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Old 03-02-2011, 06:25 AM   #1
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help amo. spike nitrite spike but nitrate went to zero


I have a 55 gallon salt water reef tank

amo. .5
nitrite .1
nitrate 0
posphates 0
ph 8.3
alk 2.9

Protein skimmer on the tank
wet/dry filter
reef keeper controlling everything in the tank
2 korilla power heads 750
1 vortex 40 i think
hob overflow cpr

live stock
Yellow Tang ( i know too big for this tank well my mom has a 1000 gallon and he was getting beat up and had ick when i got him so she can have him back when he isn't a baby anymore he is only 4 months old i plan on putting him back in her huge tank pretty soon cuz her hippo is mating she thinks)
dragon goby
mated pair true precula clowns
5 nass snails
10 blue leg hermits
and a bunch of zoos
and a feather duster

live rock 40 lbs
150 lbs of live sand

okay so last night i did a 5 gallon water change like always every monday and friday 5 gallons each time. I vacuumed the sand bed on half the tank I cleaned the wet dry filter media and cleaned the live rock with a brush and a rio pump, Yesterday my nitrates we at 10 today 0???? and yellow tang developed mlle over night and the goby's gills are inflamed really bad.
2/17 water parm 02/23 water parm
nh4 0 nh4 0
no2 0 no2.25
salinity 1.025 salinity 1.025
ph 8.1 ph 8.0
kh 10 kh 8 ( reactor was broken this week but fixed now)
no3n 10 no3n 10
cal 460 cal 440
phosphate .75 phosphate 1 ( got a reactor for that )

nh4 0
n02 0
salinity 1.025
ph 8.3
kh 11
n03n 10
phosphate 0
cal 460

I am making five more gallons of water now to change out the water in the tank with but should i just move every one into the qt tank thats estab???? ( its running copper 24/7 pacoso clown is coming soon so i went ahead and got is set up for the little guy! Oh this tank has been up and running for a long time!!! the rock in the tank ( well most of it ) is at least 15 years old from moms tank and the sand was seeded from her bed and i cylced the tank for about 3 months before i put anything into it I had a smalled tank thats now a qt tank!
Thanks Thom

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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I'm gonna need to see a pic of that 1,000 gallon tank.
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nitrate, spike

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