Unresolved Sharp turn for the worse

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  1. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    It sounds like the sand is fine grain? Personally, I wouldn't mess with the sand. That may be deep enough to get pockets of bad stuff. If it's nitrates you are intending to cure, you should be able to clear it up with water changes.
     
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  3. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Thanks Billme. Hopefully I can get them down. And yah it's fine grain.
     
  4. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    You're welcome. What are you dosing?
     
  5. Zgetman

    Zgetman Ritteri Anemone

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    There are other solutions to help reduce your nitrates, such as DSB, Macroalgae, Algae scrubber, and a nitrafier, but the best and by far most used is water changes. I would do water changes every couple of days, and cut back a little bit on how much you feed.

    That is if you are trying to solely reduce nitrates.
     
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  6. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I am dosing Redsea reef energy part a and b. Also using Kent Buffer.. I am not dosing with anything but the Kent now and only feeding twice a week now. Going to try and spot feed my corals but really worried about the Nitrates...

    I am going to do 3 water changes a week. That is about 15 gallons.
     
  7. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Is your alk low? What are you using for salt?
     
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  9. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Alk was low.. I am using RedSea Coral Pro salt. I have 55g drum and Make my own RO/DI water. THen Mix saltwater in 5 gallon batches. Mix for about an hour with a pump and then add to the tank.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I looked up red sea a and b. Looks like there are trace elements including iodine. I had a bad experience with trace elements early on. I dosed a fraction of what was recommended and the corals didn't like it. Some died.
     
  11. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Yah I am going to stop and just keep it simple for now.. Will see how things respond... fingers crossed...

     
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