You should start to see the nitrate level fall as soon as your first water change but it may take some time to get them down to the 5-10 range. A RO
will help greatly but good all around tank husbandry will be needed. Are you using a decent skimmer?
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, 4" Aragamax DSB
, Coralife 2X96w CF
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