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post #1 of 12 Old 07-29-2007, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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cant get the level of the nitrate down.

i brought a new filter for my tank, i have had it running with the old one for two weeks, im not sure weather or not this is causing the problem or not, i have done a water change every other dsay but it doesnt seem to help.

what should i do?
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-29-2007, 01:50 PM
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Bigger water change or look for a source of high nitrate. Do you have a dead fish under a rock? are you feeding too much? is there food in the filter?
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-29-2007, 07:09 PM
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Bigger water change or look for a source of high nitrate. Do you have a dead fish under a rock? are you feeding too much? is there food in the filter?
Ditto on Gump's post.:) Let us know what the cause is.

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post #4 of 12 Old 07-30-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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i have been doing 25% water changes and on the weekend i did a 50 %, im not over feeding as i hve only given them flake and pwrans 1ns a week. hopefully another water change will help.

i will tell you if it goes down
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-01-2007, 12:23 PM
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How Long has this tank been up and running .??
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-01-2007, 01:39 PM
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What have you got in there that you feeding Prawns ?
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-01-2007, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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i got a dog face pufer and a toad fish and i a lunar wrasse and a vampire tang.

it has been runnin for a couple of years
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-01-2007, 09:12 PM
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What is the reading of your nitrate??and do you have corals in the tank?

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-02-2007, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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no corals the last reading was about 50 then it went down to 25 after a few water changes
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-03-2007, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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finally got the level down but i lost the toad fish.
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