Originally Posted by buffpn0y21
Hey John, my aquariupure has been running for almost 6 months now and my nitrate is still around 30-40. I'm still doing regular 20 percent water change a week and nitrate is still in that range. I'm not overfeeding my fish and corals... they all seem healthy. I just want the nitrate to be lower than 20. Please help!
Well, it should definitely be cycled and keeping nitrates at zero by now. There are a number of things that perhaps you might have overlooked such as removing excess bioballs, etc. Also, I will need to make sure it's being adjusted properly and not too fast.
For me to help you please get ALL the information possible about your tank such as size, # and type of fish, other plants, corals and animals, all other filtration, all maintenance schedules including detailed information on how you adjust the Aquaripure. Also give me the size of your Aquaripure.
E-mail me the information or call 407-242-1718 with it and we can discuss what you need to do to get it cycled and working properly for you.
It might just take a slower flow rate and/or some minor modifications to your maintenance routine. I can also send you a bottle of Aquaripure bacteria to help things along.
I also want to note for everyone reading this that BuffPpn0y has a very old model. Quite frankly the newer Aquaripure filters have a lot more internal surface area, generally work better, and have a lot fewer issues. Still, we should be able to get the old Aquaripure working for you with minor adjustments.