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johnnybass 01-21-2007 08:08 AM

Hi nitrtae
:( Hi I have a 55 gal its been up for 3mos. its a reel tank. I have 4 fish (small) and 4 inverts and I cant seam to get the nitrate down? i just did a H2o change .I was feeding everyday would that do it?

caferacermike 01-21-2007 08:17 AM

Feeding everyday...

How much, what kind of fish, what foods. Sometimes the fish themselves can be the polluter. Like if you had 4 panther groupers in the 55g.

You will need to give a detail about the filtration, how often and if you do water changes, ets....

johnnybass 01-21-2007 01:01 PM

am i over feeding?
55gal i have 3 clowns and 1 damzel all about 2'' long i was giving them 1 block of brin srimp and 1 block of blood worms and silver fish all frozen every day also i have 2 hang on the back 1 is big and 1 small and 2 blower in the tank moving alot of water

musho3210 01-21-2007 01:39 PM

i dont know much about sw but do you have a protien skimmer?

usmc121581 01-21-2007 01:44 PM

What are your water parameters.

johnnybass 01-21-2007 06:33 PM

Yes i have protien skimmer

johnnybass 01-21-2007 06:36 PM

And I test the water once a week everthing is good but the nitrate

Melissa 01-21-2007 06:43 PM

Maybe you are feeding them to much and its polluting the water. Try cutting back on food a bit and see if it helps.

johnnybass 01-21-2007 06:47 PM

ok usmcwife thanks

caferacermike 01-22-2007 02:38 AM

Yeah I'd say one frozen cube once a day or even once everyother day.

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