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Old 02-18-2019, 02:57 PM
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Bronx Water 2 clean

So im having problems with my mixed reef phopshates 0 nitrate 0 water to clean any suggestions to raise them up i have refugium in t i have cheato live rock and marine pure also running a uv and skimmer most of the corals look good the others are so so
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:17 PM
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Stop using a fuge for awhile and turn off the UV, skim less. Try that for awhile and see what numbers you get.

Or you can just dose nutrients, but that would be counterproductive with chaeto

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Old 02-18-2019, 03:19 PM
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0ppm on nitrates and 0ppm on phosphate won’t be a reason for some corals look so so
You can add more fish, tangs specially and feed more times a day.
check out other parameters
Salinity
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cheato is not growing
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:21 PM
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as far as my skimmer how many hours should i run it a day as well as my refugium light
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:31 PM
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Run your skimmer so you get aeration for your low ph problem, but either take the collection cup off, or run water level inside skimmer way low so you won’t collect. When you nitrates and phosphate start to come up, start collecting skimmate
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You can add more fish, tangs specially and feed more times a day.
Always my favorite option!!!

I'd personally invest in an ICP test if you are questioning everything, that will narrow down options and help from tweaking to much at one time.


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Old 02-18-2019, 04:13 PM
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Ok thnks guys
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I only run my skimmer for 6 hrs during the day. I have it setup thru apex to turn on and turn off
I does my tank nitrates using seachem flourish nitrogen (which is meant for planted tanks)then test nitrates 2 days after.fyi my nitrates are almost at 30 ppm..
If you dose nitrates go slow
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:08 PM
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