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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, so I recently moved my tank. There was a small leak in my skimmer so I had to take it all down to clean up the mess that was on the floor. In doing so I decided to rearrange my live rock, and I added a bottom to the tank, I hate BB. I probably lost about 30% of the water maybe 40% when...
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    Are the API test kits accurate? I'm asking because my nitrate levels have never been below 20ppm. Even with water changes, on top of detritus removal, and keeping feeding to a minimum. Little about the tank. Its a 3g Picotope (over 5 weeks old), stock lighting, filtration, added a heater. Tank...
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    I have 2 fresh water tanks, one 50 gallon, one 20 gallon. The Nitate levels are extremely high and i cant get them down. Both tanks have small fish and not very many in either so its not over populated. I have done NUMEROUS water changes and thouroughly vaccumed rock many times trying to get...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have an established tank and my water quality has been perfect up until now. Everything else seems great except the my Nitrate levels seem to keep going up. In this order, over the course of 1 month, I chemically removed the aptasia, I did a large water change, I cleaned my protein skimmer...
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    Hi guys, I notice this morning that my clown has a raised white spot on her right side of her back. She's acting fine and eating. I did a water test and everything was in order except my nitrate level is in the beware level. It doesn't seem like I can ever get it all the way down to 0. Could...
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    I have a small 10 gallon tank. I know the smaller the tank the harder to keep, but thats a problem i have to face. the tank has been running for a few years now. I got it from a friend and have had it for about 3 months now. I always test my water and my nitrate levels are always high. My fish...
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    ok ive got a 10 gallon with a couple of LR pieces, some snails, and hermits. i just set up the tank like 2-3 days ago and my levels are srewy nitrate: 10ppm calcium:20ppm (thats way to low right)the test tube turned blue on the first drop phosphate:0ppm
  8. General Reef Discussion
    My info: 120 gal tank. 2 duel actinic 96w fluorecent lights and 2 halides, 2 blue moon lights, setup on night/day timers. About 200pds live rock. Tank has been setup for almost 1yr. 30gal under tank sump(no bioballs, 3inch sand base/live rock. I have my skimmer down in the sump. Water...
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