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Old 04-10-2018, 02:12 PM   #1
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Parameters for a FOWLR tank?

What are the ideal parameters for a clownfish FOWLR tank? I know ammonia and nitrite is 0 what about nitrate? Thanks.
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Nitrate - 0-20
Lowers better but 20 wonít kill the fish.
Then you want pH 8-8.2
Salinity - 1.025-1.026
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Whatís the best way to lower nitrate? I know I can do a water change but all I have is 5 gallons of water right now XD I have a 30 gallon tank
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:40 PM   #5
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Fish can get tolerate much higher levels of nitrate, no reason to go overboard or worry. Do regular water changes once a week, don't overfeed and don't overstock tank. You will be fine.



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salinity 1.023 - 1.026

nitrite 0

nitrates 0 - 40 but I suggest staying at or below 20 to avoid algae outbreaks

ammonia 0

ph 8.2

it all depends on your stock
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Nitrates could be 80 or 160 and it won't impact the clown trigger. If you have other messy eaters like puffers in tank, nitrates above 100 will be typical. 20 or lower is getting closer to a reef tank and that's too much maintenance for big messy fish that are carnivores.


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salinity 1.023 - 1.026

nitrite 0

nitrates 0 - 40 but I suggest staying at or below 20 to avoid algae outbreaks

ammonia 0

ph 8.2

it all depends on your stock

If you have flush like clown fish rather than clown triggers, keep it under 80 and shoot for 40.


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20 or below means you can only have one or two small fish


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The goal is to have it as close to 0 as possible.
Isnít too hard to achieve with protein skimmers and algae turf scrubbers along with weekly water changes.
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