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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hello guys. i have a 180g reef tank with a 75 g sump. I've been having nitrates issues for a little while now,running at 5.0 ppm using api and now out of no where they have jumped to 20ppm!!! i have been doing water changes in 30 gallons increments. i recently did 3 water changes in a week...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So my tank has been up for around 4 months and I run a skimmer and have 45 lbs of lr. I added about 25lbs of that rock about a month ago and my nitrates are now at 80ish ppm. I only have one fish, a couple crabs (its a 55 gallon), and a soft coral. The thing looks amazing though, it's got great...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a 75 gallon aquarium with a moderate to high bioload, I have been struggling to get nitrates down as low as possible but am having a hard time. I do 20% water changes every week and a half it seems. Have about 80 lbs of live rock, Octopus NWB-110 skimmer and use about 2L of Matrix...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I am beginning to struggle with nitrates in my 90 Gallon FOWLR. My current readings are Amonia 0% Nitrites 0% Nitrates 35 ppm The tank has been cycling for about 3 months now. I began the cycle with raw shrimp for 3-4 weeks before I saw amonia and nitrite drop to 0%. Nitrate was...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi reef tank members.I have a 55g mixed reef tank with a fluval 405 mechanical filtration with carbon.I have had the system running for about 2 years with good parameters, nitrites 0, ammonia 0, but my nitrates are 25ppm. I do a 10% water change every week with ro and Kent marine salt.and top up...
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    Ok, after having problems with nitrate reduction in my 260 gal mixed reef paying the high cost of 75 gallon waterchanges weekly and nitrates only going down slightly. I have purchased a Large Aquaripure Nitrate Filter. I am starting this due to general lack of knowlege about this type of...
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    I have a 90 gallon tank, it has been running for about a year, i have had nothing but problems with nitrates, when the tank was three months old the lfs came and looked at the tank, they stated a refugium would solve the issue, they removed the bio balls and and installed a 10 gallon refugium...
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