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Old 11-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #41
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Ammonia has been between 0-0.25ppm the past 4 days. Nitrite 0ppm, and Nitrate between 10-20ppm the past 4 days. Is that too high for Nitrate? Should I do a water change?
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #42
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Ammonia has been between 0-0.25ppm the past 4 days. Nitrite 0ppm, and Nitrate between 10-20ppm the past 4 days. Is that too high for Nitrate? Should I do a water change?
You shouldn't have any ammonia at all. And I like to keep my nitrates around 5 or less for my coral. Just fish can stand up to 20 ppm.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:36 PM   #43
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Right now all I have are 3 blue green Chromis. I have one 3lb live rock and 50lbs dry rock which is starting to show some algae growth.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #44
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Should I do a 5 % water change to try and lower my nitrates?
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #45
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A 5% won't do much. I would do a larger one, at least 20% - you have detectable ammonia with fish in there!
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So let me clarify for learning purposes. Regular water changes are to lower nitrates. Is this correct?
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #47
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So let me clarify for learning purposes. Regular water changes are to lower nitrates. Is this correct?
1( Lower nitrates by removing them .
2) Replenish calcium , magnesium , iron and essential elements .
A new tank is harder to keep everything from fluctuating .
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:49 AM   #48
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I'd add some macro algae also it will help lower those trates and slow the unwanted algae growth
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I picked up Purigen yesterday to use as a filter media .
And rowa Phos .
Another filter media to eliminate phosphates .
Even though they are testing 0 red algae is there and so is phosphates ?
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Is bio spira considered macro algae?
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