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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by djjohny1986, Nov 3, 2010.
what the best way to get nitrate down
first of all what are your readings, I think you have done this on a previous thread,what is the perams at the moment i.e. amonia, nitrites nitrates, sg,and ph
As per my pm. Please post your questions in the help and advice section.
Also you need to provide as much information as possible in order for us to help. I.e current no3 level, stock, filtration.
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all my tests are good just my nitrate is about 25
Regular water changes then
i do 10% weekly dont get why high tho
Poor flow in the system. Over stocking. Over feeding. The list goes on.
Can be a few things
Dead fish or coral
i know i have good water and salt havent got any dead fish corals the food i put in goes in about 5 mins have good flow only thing i can think is over stocked
it a 4ft tank 200lt i have 7 dansels,1 cardinal,1 banna wraz,yellow tang,regal tang,clown fish,chomies,orange wreck fish,alge bleny,2 star fish few crabs/snails corals
There's your answer mate. Overstocked.
mmmm 4ft tank 200l sounds like a juwel tank
ANY filter floss in the system ????
external canister filters etc etc
no mate its a fulval bow fronted very rare tank as at the front of tank has a light fited in to the cabinet and the tank sits back from it they dont make them any more it cost me £900 just for tank and cabinet
Deffo overstocked. 2 tangs in 200L. They do loads of pooing
i use about 25kg of live rock and have 2 external filter with filter floss and carbon to keep rock clean
15 fish in 200L is far too many. We have around 20 in 900L
i got most of my fish from a mate who had a bad leak on his 7ft tank so need a new home asap overe wise i wouldnt have but so meny fish in all the fish live very happyly to gether what u think am best doing
So after displacement you have around 175L of water. Best be it to get rid of some fish. I would go for the 7 damsels
i dont get it tho coz if u look at vids on utube ppl have lots of fish in smaller tanks with no probs
floss can build up nitrate too
anyone know if bio pearls work with overstocking ????
They just might help, else upgrade time
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