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Old 10-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by rickyst1
Ok, I will do my best to avoid their stare down, gonna hav to lock my wife out though, she`s a mother hen.
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Lmao...there is a product called nitrates and phosphates that helps to remove nitrates...you can also look into getting a nitrate reactor

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i would just cut back on feeding. i maintain a heavily stocked 150 gallon tank at a fitness club, and i feed that tank 2 times a week. the fish are fat and happy.
make sure you thaw and rinse that nasty cube food too.

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What do you mean by rinse? I thaw in a small container of tank water.
What do you suggest I feed them?
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I know I may get scolded by saying this, but I used the IO natural nitrate reducer and my nitrates went from about 50 to 0 after a few weeks. It's cheaper than buying all the salt for huge water changes, and it has stayed 0 without adding any more of it. I think its about $10 on Foster&Smith. When I set up my tank I used tap water before I realized it was about 80ppm. I did several huge water changes (with good water) but it only went down a little so I finally tried this stuff and it worked great and has stayed at 0. The owner of my reputable LFS said you need a skimmer for it to work (he didn't sell it to me, I bought it online and asked him later). I also have a large canister filter on my 55 gal, but don't think you need one for it to work.

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