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tampaken

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I have a 44 gal with live rock and live sand. Other then regular water changes, how can I reduce the nitrates in my tank? It seems like no matter how many water changes I do, I can't get the nitrates below 20 ppm. I know that's not real high, but can't I get it down to 0? I've been doing about a 20% water change every other week.

Thanks for any comments, Ken
 

jlehigh

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Has your tank progressed through the nitrogen cycle?

Does the tank have any inhabitants?
If so how often and how much are you feeding?
Are you running a protein skimmer?

Just need a lil more info to offer some assistance.
 

tampaken

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jlehigh -

Has your tank progressed through the nitrogen cycle? YES

Does the tank have any inhabitants? YES, 1-clown, 1-dwarf angel, 1-shrimp and some crabs & snails

If so how often and how much are you feeding? two times a day. just what they'll eat in about 5 minutes. I try not to overfeed.

Are you running a protein skimmer? YES

Thanks, Ken
 
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