Zero nitrates!!!!!

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by wfb2270, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. dreiling

    dreiling Fire Shrimp

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    what does your system consist of now
    tank size
    lights
    inhabitants
    filters
    and regular cleaning
     
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  3. patrick824

    patrick824 Montipora Digitata

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    way to go! i am in the almost exact same situation as your right now... got a neighbors tank and nitrates are off the charts
     
  4. wfb2270

    wfb2270 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    55 gallon
    nova extreme pro 6 bulb t5 (added about a month ago)
    melanurous, and yellow wrasse. did loose a sleeper goby and gramma to ich about 2 months ago
    i have an aquac remora skimmer w MJ1200, HOB filter for the chemi-pure, 2 koralia 2's and 1 # 1.

    i try and do a 20% or so water change every 2 weeks but actually turns out to be 3-4.

    sump/fuge are a work in process.

    one of these days ill get that in my signature :)
     
  5. wfb2270

    wfb2270 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    definitely check any foam/ filter sock type stuff. that stuff is the first to go with lack of cleaning, becoming "nitrate factories". i waited to long to take apart that cansiter filter
     
  6. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It sounds like you addressed every potential nitrate producing/perpetuating variable in your tank. I think that maintenance and a good amount of LR are the two most key factors in the nitrate reducing equasion.

    Good job!!! :)
     
  7. Da_Gopherboy

    Da_Gopherboy Fire Shrimp

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    I've been working on that goal of 0 nitrates now for the last year (sincem y tank was established)... still have yet to reach that milestone. Very much congratz!