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Old 05-27-2009, 10:13 AM   #11
 
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30%/week
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:14 AM   #12
 
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It's not that bad but your BGK will eventually eat everyone while you're away.
hahahahhaah. My BGK is a vegetarian, so no worries there.

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Old 05-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #13
 
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hahahahhaah. My BGK is a vegetarian, so no worries there.
All predators are well behaved vegetarians until you find one of your other fish's tail hanging out it's mouth.

What's your actual nitrate ppm?
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:27 PM   #14
 
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off the charts. not enough colors on my color test card. I use vial tests btw.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:44 AM   #15
 
WHAT IS YOUR NITRATE VALUE IN PPM!? High and off the chart means nothing to me. Your idea of high and mine may vary alot. I cannot see this chart that you speak of for all I know it goes to ∞. Its no help when you give cryptic answers.

What brand of test kits are you using and what is the nitrate level in your tap water IN PPM? have you ever tested with a different kit?
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:06 AM   #16
 
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Yes, a good picture of the test vial and chart will help. If not at least give the maximum value of your chart. Also, have you repeated this test? Finally get your result confirmed, most LFS will perform water tests for you. Take them a sample of water and have them test it for nitrates. Also test your tap water for nitrates. I have significant doubts that it could be that high with weekly 30% water changes.

Lets assume it is though. Do you vacuum your substrate to remove detritus? Do you regularly maintain your filter by cleaning the mechanical filter pads? Since neither thank you have listed if overstocked there has to be something going on, either an excessive amount of waste decaying and spiking the nitrates which could include a dead and rotting fish, or your test is not right. In a moderate to lightly stocked tank with 30% weekly water changes there is no way your nitrates should be that out of hand unless something is very wrong.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:04 AM   #17
 
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I have followed the posts since last month. Original poster indicated that he/she had purchased their first tank 30 gal ,about second week in april. Also listed the tanks inhabitants which were all added BEFORE the tank had matured or cycled.
Now the tank with many of the same inhabitants ,has grown to 60 gal? Is this a new tank? Original poster lists 29 gal tank as well.
In any event,, I am with others. In such a new tank ,or tanks,, It would be near impossible to have NitrAte readings that were 'Off The Charts" I would suspect an error in performing the test or possibly not reading the results correctly. The nitrAte test in particular is a pain ,in my view But not performing the required steps exactly as they are explained, will yeild skewed readings.
I am ALWAYS troubled by those who declare their water parameters as ,,Off the charts, Normal,Within range,Good, excellent,clean etc. These descriptions mean nothing to those who could possibly offer help. When pressed for this info in exact measurements,, they simply stop responding, Go Figure.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:40 PM   #18
 
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I have followed the posts since last month. Original poster indicated that he/she had purchased their first tank 30 gal ,about second week in april. Also listed the tanks inhabitants which were all added BEFORE the tank had matured or cycled.
Now the tank with many of the same inhabitants ,has grown to 60 gal? Is this a new tank? Original poster lists 29 gal tank as well.
In any event,, I am with others. In such a new tank ,or tanks,, It would be near impossible to have NitrAte readings that were 'Off The Charts" I would suspect an error in performing the test or possibly not reading the results correctly. The nitrAte test in particular is a pain ,in my view But not performing the required steps exactly as they are explained, will yeild skewed readings.
I am ALWAYS troubled by those who declare their water parameters as ,,Off the charts, Normal,Within range,Good, excellent,clean etc. These descriptions mean nothing to those who could possibly offer help. When pressed for this info in exact measurements,, they simply stop responding, Go Figure.


I bought a 60 gallon tank a week ago. Then i moved all the fish from the 29 to the 60. Is that OK with you? I should of asked you if it was OK. Sorry. I'm at work right now. I'll send more info on the nitrate levels when i get home.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:59 AM   #19
 
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You don't have to ask me Diddly. Your tanks,,your fish. Good Luck with them.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:15 PM   #20
 
Hi Guys.
i have been reading the forum for a while now and also researching.
i have 2 tanks 50 gal and 110 gal both reef tanks.
i had high nitrate problem from day one. i started looking for denitrators and all the different units and methods available in market from low end to high end products. i am a firm believer of NOT using chemicals as they may decrease one thing but increase something else or if it crashes it will take ur whole tanks down. Keeping that in mind i could only come up with 2 options. one was a coil denitrato and second was a media reactor with seachem de nitrate media in it.
i decided to give both a shot and see what happens.
i got both in and installed them and started monitoring progress. after about 2 weeks time i started to notice a huge change in 50 gal tank with coil denitrator, nitrates dropped from 50ppm to 10ppm over 2 weeks and after a month or so i was running 0-5ppm nitrates and water tested directly out of the coil was 0 nitrates, while seachem denitrate media also did its job not not effectively only dropped from 50ppm to 20-30ppm which is not much of a change for the money.
i am happy with coil method as it doesnt have very much bad effects.
the bad part it needs time and effort and skills to install and make it drip 1-2 drops per second to make it work, any faster it will produce nitrite and any slower it will get acidic.
so my adive is if u get one or build one put effort in it and make sure of ur 1-2 drops per second rate.
if u guys have any questions feel free to contact me at numair@tulsacoxmail.com.
Thanks
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