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Old 06-16-2017, 09:33 AM
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(1) I will make water using my rodi unit, but whats wrong with nutri-seawater? Is 10 gallons a big enough change?

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Old 06-16-2017, 12:19 PM
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Didn't read how high your nitrates are. How many fish you have in this tank? Also what type of live rock is in the tank was it newly seeded or established?

I would do 100% water change if I were you, think your tank needs a reset
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:31 PM
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If he does a 100% waterchange he would be back to square one and possibly have a cycle
Why would he have a mini cycle?

If his rocks are established and cycled should be no problem.

In my opinion changing out bad water for fresh is always welcomed, granted ph, temp and salinity are the same.

I used to 100% water change on my nano reefs, back in the day when eveverone said nanos couldn't be done.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:18 PM
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I'm not doubting your ability to keep sps, you didn't answer my question.

Everyone has different methods and this is my opinion.

He has high nitrates, what is wrong with doing a 100% water change?

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Old 06-16-2017, 09:32 PM
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Look man I'm just trying to help the guy with advice not have him start from scratch or tinker with his light percentage...or better yet go back and forth with you on who's advice is better..im unsubscribing from this thread so now you can help him
Lmao, it's not a competition.....
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Alright, so I did two water changes this week. One was around 5 gallons that was on Wednesday. After that I tested my water and my nitrates were through the roof. Yesterday I did around 10 gallons and my nitrates were through the roof still. I have coral and fish in the tank. My rock should be established. I have had this tank running since July. I'm afraid if I do 100% water change, I will entirely screw up my eco system. On top of that what would I do with my live stock? Keep them in a bucket?
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:27 PM
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I went to my LFS, the owner of the store told me that if I mix in water conditioner when I do water changes he said that goes a long way to lower nitrates. Thoughts?
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What LFS was this? That doesnt sound right at all. Adding to remove usually doesnt work. Also did they say what 'conditioner'? Where are you getting your water from to do water changes; have you tested your water?
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:49 PM
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I have an rodi unit that hooks up to my sink. Yes I have tested my water, after two water changes and my nitrates are still through the roof.
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