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    Development: I ordered a Red Sea marine care test kit and did some testing and the results were dramatic.... Ammonia was zero that's was a good thing, my nitrates were 50 ppm!!!! Through the freaking roof! I was in shock... And disapointed in my self. My API test kit showed 10ppm not that bad, but boy was it wrong. I herd the rumors about the accuracy of them being poor but never really experienced it till now. How long has this been going on ? I have began the water change and plan to change at least 95% but can't do it too quickly. This was a eye opener. It's just a shame I had to lose a clown.

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    Well after the water change levels are acceptable and all seems well. Went to FFM and took a look around, didn't bother buying anything seeing as I drill need to get a handle on the nitrates.

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    Default Re: 34g rimless waterfall tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Debow View Post
    Well after the water change levels are acceptable and all seems well. Went to FFM and took a look around, didn't bother buying anything seeing as I drill need to get a handle on the nitrates.
    that was very high nitrates, but at least you only lost one instead of all. Live and learn my friend.

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    Well after a few weeks my nitrates are lowering and I am seeing less algae on the bottom of the tank. I plan on adding a bio pellet reactor in order to help out. Now that I can test and actually know what the levels are I can adjust accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debow View Post
    Well after a few weeks my nitrates are lowering and I am seeing less algae on the bottom of the tank. I plan on adding a bio pellet reactor in order to help out. Now that I can test and actually know what the levels are I can adjust accordingly.
    I've read so much and watched many videos about bio pellet reactors. When used properly people have great results. I was trying to figure out a way to use one on a discus tank. Sad to find out it's not possible as the key is to using it in conjunction with your skimmer

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    Ya I though of that too, I think when I put one on the sw tank I will see great results. Probably just going to make a manifold to run up to 3 reactors bio pellet, gfo, and carbon if needed.

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