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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Lower Nitrates in a Saltwater Aquarium VIDEO: Proven Techniques For Success
  2. General Reef Discussion
    What’s the best biological filter media for nitrate removal? I’ve seen a lot on the ceramic porous material, but I do t always trust what the products say. I have a nano reef, so I’m looking to add this media in the power filter.
  3. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: How to Regenerate Your Filter Media (6x or more!) PLUS: Regen Reactor Bundles, Reverse Osmosis Deals, & New Arrivals!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    so over the past 18 months my 30 gallon reef has pretty much filled out & im now upgrading to a 4 foot 110 gallon waterbox. im currently using a diy algae scrubber which for the most part has done its job for me now im not looking to continue using the algae scrubber on my new system/extension...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So ive had my tank for about 4 weeks now. I have live sand and live rock added to the tank and was putting aquavitro seed in. After testing my water i got no reading from anything. I took the advice and put a raw shrimp after two days i got a reading of nitrite anywhere from .50ppm and 5.00ppm...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, It back in the dim and distant past I recall reading somewhere (around a decade ago) words to this effect: Once nitrate levels have risen above a certain threshold, then the denitrification processes shut down. Does anyone recall what article it was or by whom it was written? Has...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Sup guys!, So i'm finally getting my tank cleared from my first algae outbreak which lasted a little over a week and was kinda a bit*h to clean up. Anyways I test my tank about once a week for pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate (once before my water change and again after). I check my nitrate 2...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi to every reef tank lovers. I have a problem with my cycling. Maybe it’s not a problem, but I’ve always been at 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia. Don’t worry about the nitrates testing, I shaked the bottle really well. Here is my setup : - 80 gallons tank - 20 gallons sump - My...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I have 20 gallon nano tank with 10 gallon sump. I do water change 50% 2 weeks ago and 10-20% weekly. Using Aquatic Life Protein skimmer. Dosing Macrobacteria7 and Bio Fuel everyday 1-20 drops. However, my nitrate getting high and now with API test kit I got 160ppm. There are 2 clowns...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    been dosing nopox for about 3 weeks, all was well and nitrate was dropping fast according to the recommended dosage on bottle (no3>10ppm/3ml per 25 gal) took my nitrate from high 80's down to 10, lost a chalice, although there seems to be no signs of algae or cyano forming on skeleton so i...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i have an extra shelf that i built into my stand that can support a 10 gallon tank that will gravity feed into my sump with skimmer and other equipment. the goal here is nitrate reduction. hopefully to the point of where carbon dosing won't be needed anymore. (the looks i get asking people to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    New to the forum, apologize if there is an existing thread I didn't find. Problem: We set up a 30 gal tank about 5 months ago. Live rock, sand to begin. Allowed it to cycle for about 5 weeks, introduced a few plants (which are still living). Introduced a few (5) hermits a week later...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all - I really need some help with PO4 - any and all help from more experienced reefers is appreciated. Background - about 18 months ago I bought a 90G (400L) tank, first ever attempt at the hobby. I spent a truck-load and had is stocked and looking great - for a while. Then, I screwed up...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All! I've been monitoring my numbers about 1-2x's per week and I can't get my Nitrates to 0ppm for the life of me. The tank was established (but filthy) when I got it- I've sinced cleaned out all of the water, sand, etc. and have had the tank up and running for probably 4-5 moths now...
  15. Marine Depot
    Knockout Nitrate! Denitrator Deals and other Nitrate-Lowering Solutions on Sale Today! How to Lower Your Nitrate with a Biological Denitrator How to Lower Nitrate (and Phosphate) in a Reef Aquarium using BioPellets Filter Media Guide: Carbon, GFO and BioPellets
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So when input this tank together I used "dead" rock (dried live rock) from my old tank I had a few years ago. My ammonia spiked to 8+ about a week ago. Today I tested and ammonia is 2 and nitrites 5+ And nitrates already 5. So I'm worried by the end of the cycle my nitrates will be so high I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys not sure if there is another thread out there for this. just wondering what is normal levels during cycle. my ammonia spiked to 8+ then a few days later dropped down to about 2. once I saw that I measured nitrites and they rose to about .5. How high should nitrites go before they...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am a typical scientist who is a meticulous researcher and reader when I don't understand something. I have done extensive reading on vodka dosing as a carbon source to reduce N and P. Now I want to know what you guys, the experts, think as I am relatively new to this hobby as I have had my...
  19. The THINK Tank
    Hey guys, Being as I just joined the forum, I'd like to ask my first question. As it sits right now, I have a 20 Gallon High tank currently cycling. Specs: 20 Gallon, Stock Flourescent lighting (will upgrade down the road), Koralia 425 gph powerhead, aqueon 30 HOB filter w/ filter floss...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All, New to this forum and looking for some advice. I started a new Corallife BioCube 29 on Thursday. I have: 25 lbs of fully cured live rock from a reputable fish dispensory 30 lbs Caribsea Live Sand RO/DI salt mix Removed the biocubes Put in Aquaclear carbon media pack rated for 50gal...
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