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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, i just bought an established 90 gallons with 25 gal sump. The original setting was with two sumps for a total of 55 gal of sumps.. Since i didnt have the room, i only kept one of the sumps. I changed the sand ( he had a dsb i just added a bit of live wet pack sand for the look of it...
  2. Nano Reefs
    I used to have a 300 litre tank about 10 years ago that I had to part company with unfortunately. I've recently returned to the hobby and due to the size of my apartment I've gone with an Aquael Reefmax. Now I understand that things are a little trickier in a smaller tank so I'm just after some...
  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. Tank Specs
    Hi. This is my first ever post in Reef Tank. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread. I apologize if it isn't. I have a 10-gallon saltwater tank with some live rock, two kenya tree corals, some green star polyps, six hermit crabs, an emerald crab, three sand-shifting snail...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So, within the last few weeks my nitrate has been consistently over 20 ppm, and I cant seem to get them down for more than a few days... I recently did a 30% water change and that brought it to a little lower than 20 but then within a week or so it was back up again. I know this nitrate level is...
  6. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Hey all! After a very hard lesson learned on the importance of frequent water changes and nitrate levels, I am now rebuilding my reef tank! I want to say that I have actually leaned a lot, and will be changing water weekly now, and testing frequently, so this particular problem will never...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    i test my 20 gallen reef tank, nitrite level is 0 but nitrate level 80ppm.the uneaten food for fish in the bottle of tank with the sand . how to reduce the nitrate level? and the fish will eat the food on the sand so i dont need to give more food? or i need to feed every time even many food...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'm using a nitrate reactor but can't keep my nitartes below 40. Can anyone help?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    when i purchased this tank (125 gal) about 2 months ago their was a major nitrate problem around 100ppm. After Many significant water changes i brought them down to around ten, however i can not get them to zero. I just did a thirty gallon water change with my RODI water< that checked zero...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    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...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    hi i need help i have a 33 long breeder tank it has been up and running for 15 mos.i have i have live rock and sand. i run a canister filter no skimmer. i use r/o . i can't get my nitrates below 40 i do weekly water changes.i feed very lightly some times very other day. i also have hair algae...
  12. 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...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I just tested my water and found my Nitrate is now between 160 ppm and 200ppm. I did a big water change and took all my bio-balls and sponge that's in my bio cube out. I added one live rock to the back that I had in my tank but broke it up to be rubble. I Change my bio-cube filter...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Should I look for a rapid way to reduce the nitrates on this new system or just stick with the weekly 10% w/c. I'm panicked. My test kit was apparently bad. I took a little water to the lfs. There test showed my nitrates at 50 ppm. I had a hard time believing that to be correct so another...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well I have just recently decided on starting a saltwater tank. I read alot on saltwater tanks , live rocks, and fish. I spent about a month looking up anything i could to make sure i had time to take care of one. So in early july i started up a tank the water in the tank ran for a few days when...
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