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derbyno1 07-29-2007 11:57 AM

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?

Gump 07-29-2007 12:50 PM

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?

Lupin 07-29-2007 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gump
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.

Good luck, Derby.:)

derbyno1 07-30-2007 02:24 PM

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

Puffer 08-01-2007 11:23 AM

How Long has this tank been up and running .??
Carl.

Daz 08-01-2007 12:39 PM

What have you got in there that you feeding Prawns ?

derbyno1 08-01-2007 01:38 PM

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

Puffer 08-01-2007 08:12 PM

What is the reading of your nitrate??and do you have corals in the tank? :?:

derbyno1 08-02-2007 01:37 PM

no corals the last reading was about 50 then it went down to 25 after a few water changes

derbyno1 08-03-2007 02:32 PM

finally got the level down but i lost the toad fish.


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