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  1. The THINK Tank
    Hope to get some more recent insight about high levels of nitrates vs more natural ocean levels in our tanks. Sandbeds where really popular 10 years ago, but see some nice bare bottom tanks around now. Some questions to ponder 1. 15 years ago not many people had diatom problems, are they...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, Sorry, I meant to say high NITRITES. I am having an experience with my marine tank... I noticed one fish was not doing well, so I checked salinity and it was quite high (1.0265), even though 2 days ago it was 1.025! I wanted to fix this by adding freshwater and since I did not...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought NO3:PO4-X after LFS suggestion ... water was tested twice (me and LFS) and both return with very high ppm reading. It is advised in the manual to drop the dosage in sump. My question: which chamber in the sump? I have 4 chambers: Overflow Protein Skimmer Live Rocks Return Pump...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Imminent Fish Loss!! Nitrite/Nitrate High but No Ammonia - 2nd Cycle?? Hello, My levels have spiked in the last 48-72 hours and I may lose some fish in 24 hours if I don't act fast. It's hard to determine the correct path for my situation, and wanted to make sure I was on the right course...
  5. The THINK Tank
    Hello <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p> I am looking for some help with a Nitrate problem with my 90 gallon tank.<o:p></o:p> First some history and some numbers, I started with a 55 gallon...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am looking for some help with my still high Nitrate problem with my 90 gallon tank. First some history and some numbers, I started with a 55 gallon FOWLR there was 45 lbs. of live rock and 40 lbs. crushed coral, 12 gallon sump, plus 1 protein skimmer and a oversize media reactor with...
  7. Freshwater Discussion
    I have an Oranda and a black Moor. They started acting weird sitting at the bottom of the tank and really gasping. I recently changed my filter setup because the old one died. I think this caused a biological crash thus starting a new cycle. I went and got a liquid freshwater master test kit...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    My 10 gallon nano reef aquarium is having a high amount of nitrate currently, the tank is well beyond cycled and has been doing fine for quite some time. I don't over feed and I am very good at making sure my water changes are done and that all my water parameters are in order. I just can't...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Help, I have a huge ammonia and nitrate problem readings at Nitrate: 10 ppm Ammonia : 0.50 ppm Nitrite : 0 ppm DKH 11 and PH 8.4 tank is a 250 gal with a 50 gal refugium filter with 2 filters in it. Reef tank with LPS and soft...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Background: I've had nitrate issues since the tank was established a little over a year ago. It's swung from 5 ppm to 25+ Equipment: -10g all-in-one, barebottom -hydor slim skim nano -vortech mp10 -DIY LED array -denitrate reactor w/ 700 mL denitrate, fed by aqualifter (introduced 2 weeks ago)...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to saltwater and am looking for some helpful information please. I have a 90 gal reef tank that I can not get the nitrates to go down. I have cured live rock for 2 months, had damsels for a month that are growing good. Ammonia is 0, Nitrite 0, and Nitrate 20 ppm, Salinity 1.026. I...
  12. Nano Reefs
    Hi I have a 60lt tank with live rock and Sand in I have let it cycle and 4 week Down And ammonia is 0 nitrite 0 bt nitrate really High I've done a 20lt water change bt left Over night and still high I've got afew hermit Crabs in and snails bt that's it hope someone Can help as want to buy...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, Pretty confused here. Tank has been running for over two months. My water readings have been fine for quite awhile. Equipment: 65G Square AquaC Remora S Pro HOB Skimmer (hooked up 8 days ago) eshopp Sump (1st chamber Refuge, 2nd chamber return) about 80 pounds of live rock, fully...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am a brand new member and saltwater wanna be. I hope not to be asking too many questions that research will take care of for me, but I am looking for input to keep major issues that I may not see coming at bay. I have been reading Moe's book cover to cover for years and have been an online...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been running for about 6 weeks now and for the past 2 weeks all the test were fine but the nitrate so i did a water change and it didn't go down so i did another one and it still hasn't gone down its been at around 20-40ppm for 2 weeks now what should i do?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have done 2 water changes in the last week to try to lower my nitrates but it seems to be stuck at 40ppm is there any other way to lower the nitrates and the tank is 5 weeks old.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a house that came with a 260 gallon saltwater tank. I was told that there was a power outage a few months back and most of the corals were lost and a lot of fish. The fish in the tank look good, however, I am testing 160+ ppm nitrate. From what I have read, that is not good. Should...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my 75g tank up for about 9 months now. I have two urchins, a mated pair of coral shrimp, some starfish and a few fish (they're all small). Yesterday I found my dragon goby dead :( I test the water levels every week and everything has always been perfect. However, when I tested the...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm a newbie. Just bought a used salt water aquarium and moved all corals fish and water. I now a have a 150 gallon with 90 gallon sump. We made a 60gallon water change during the move. Next morning I did all my tests and everything but nitrate is fine. My nitrate is skyrocketing. 6 days after...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, i posted a thread about my tank and my nitrate problems in the think tank, so go to that thread labeled NITRATE PROBLEM if you need more info. I was just wondering if a TDS reading of 146 would give me nitrate problems and algae problems. I just got the TDS meter and i'm wondering...
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