Urgent Nitrate Levels

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Hawaii777, Jan 14, 2012.

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  1. Hawaii777

    Hawaii777 Astrea Snail

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    My current nitrate level is 40 ppm, is there any way I can lower the levels without buying anything for it today? :angry:
     
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  3. Turtles

    Turtles Astrea Snail

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    I believe a PWC is the best quick-fix solution.
     
  4. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    That would be the quickest way.
     
  6. Larkin

    Larkin Astrea Snail

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    Like already said if you got salt water change or maybe multiple would be how to drop it fast. I'd do about a 20-25% maybe higher depending on size tank. How long has it been this high? If its been a few days you don't want to drop it too fast or you'll further stress whatever is in the tank. That's awfully high though did you cycle the tank?
     
  7. Zoanthids21

    Zoanthids21 McKoscker’s Flasher Wrasse

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    Water changes are a quick fix to nitrate problems but if it keeps coming back, then it wont solve the problem.

    How much do you feed? And what do you feed?

    How many fish do you have? What type?

    How big of a tank do you have?

    What type of filtration?
     
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  9. SushiGirl

    SushiGirl Barracuda

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    40 actually isn't that high unless you're keeping SPS corals. Lowering it quickly by water changes will not harm or shock anything in the tank.
     
  10. brunoboarder244

    brunoboarder244 Torch Coral

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    40 isnt a big deal, wont harm anything...surprisingly nitrates dont start harming a fish until its ridiculously high like 500ppm or something around there but it can discolor sps by making them brown up but if you have a sump maybe add some macro algae to keep the nitrates in check