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Large aquaripure needs restart?
Old 07-12-2009, 04:16 PM   #11
 
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Thank you soo much for the advise. When you say "dry it out", how would i do that? I cannot open the system? I'm sure if I drain the water upside down there will be water left in there. Just to be in the safe side. I will dry it out anyways for a couple of weeks and then rinse it out just in case there was any harmful bacterial that would cause death to my existing fish and corals? My tank is fully stocked right now and my nitrate is at 30-40 up and down. I've been doing a 10 percent water change once a week for the last 6 months but, i want to lower my nitrate down to 20 that's why i want to re start the aquaripure. Thanks again!
Well, you have to empty out as much water as possible, this might take a couple of days, and then you need to connect it to an aquarium air pump, the kind to make bubbles. Do this inside or where humidity isn't too high. After a couple of weeks it should be pretty much all dried out and when this is done it is dry it is 100% safe. I don't think you need to but you could to be on the safe side.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:06 PM   #12
 
Thanks again John, I'll update you in a couple of months! Oh by the way, what is the drip count for my 120 aquarium?
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:26 PM   #13
 
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Thanks again John, I'll update you in a couple of months! Oh by the way, what is the drip count for my 120 aquarium?
The water flow should be set at a drip at a rate of about six drops per second for a tank 120 gallons. At 6 drops per second the flow rate becomes a fast drip. To measure 6 drops per second you can take a measuring tablespoon (1/2 oz or 15 ml) and fill it up in about 23 seconds. Once you measure it a few times you will be able to quickly judge it by sight. After your Aquaripure has cycled you can adjust the flow rate slightly if you feel it is necessary but the flow rate should never be set more than 50% faster than the recommended rate. Using the Large Aquaripure will be the equivalent of up to a 90 gallon weekly water change.

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:40 PM   #14
 
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John, I have something major going on with my aquaripure. all of a sudden the nitrates have gone up to 40 ppm in the last 2 weeks. It has been in operation sense April 1st. It initially took about 10 weeks to cycle and after that the nitrates have been 0 ppm until now. I adjust and feed every four days. my drip rate is set to 18 sec at 1/2 ounce. I have noticed the last few weeks that when I fully open the valve to adjust that I get an oder like rotten eggs. I don't know what is happening. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:53 PM   #15
 
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John, I have something major going on with my aquaripure. all of a sudden the nitrates have gone up to 40 ppm in the last 2 weeks. It has been in operation sense April 1st. It initially took about 10 weeks to cycle and after that the nitrates have been 0 ppm until now. I adjust and feed every four days. my drip rate is set to 18 sec at 1/2 ounce. I have noticed the last few weeks that when I fully open the valve to adjust that I get an oder like rotten eggs. I don't know what is happening. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
That is extremely unusual. Could you please call me at 407-242-1718 tomorrow. It's not that I don't want to discuss it in the forum, I just want to discuss it in person so that I might have a better idea of what has occurred. Please try and think of ANYTHING different that has happened in the past month. That will help a lot.

Are you adjusting the filter every 2 days? Has the flow rate been fluctuating more than normal? Do you open it all the way up before adjusting downward? Every now and then when my tanks nitrates get to zero I get a little complacent and don't adjust or feed as often as I should and then the nitrates go back up. I find that as soon as I get back into the proper maintenance routine the nitrates quickly go back to zero and the Aquaripure stabilizes.

To eliminate the odor increase the flow rate slightly or make sure it is adjusted properly and/or reduce the amount of nutrient injected. A slight odor is ok but if it is very noticable activated carbon will also help.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:52 PM   #16
 
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!
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:53 PM   #17
 
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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.

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