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post #1 of 7 Old 07-14-2007, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Nitrate Test Results

Good Morning Guys ,I had a question ,Now my tank as been running with live rock in it for over a week now and this is the 1st nitrate test i've done .using API salt test kit ,my nitrate level say in between 5 and 10 PPM to be on the safe side ,but i'm leaning towards 10 PPM is my water Cycled so fast ,i did use all RO water to start.
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-14-2007, 08:43 PM
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What are your ammonia and nitrites?

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-15-2007, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ammonia is 0-PPM nitrate is 0-PPM

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Ammonia is 0-PPM nitrate is 0-PPM
You confused nitrites with nitrates. I forgot to add the pH on the question. Don't use RO water all the time. At this rate, your hardness levels are very low and the tank has a tendency to experience pH crash killing your fish.

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k ,i tested that also its holding at 8.2 PH and holding.

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-23-2007, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Darn Ive tried my ammonia is 0-PPM but my Nitrate still after water changes is around 40-PPM
anything else i can do still wait ,The tank is about 1 1/2 month old
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-24-2007, 01:54 PM
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High Nitrate

Do you have sufficient amounts of live rock? The Anaeorobic bacteria that forms there is helpful in breaking down Nitrates.
Excess nitrates also come from overfeeding. You may want to cut down on your feedings and see if that helps.
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