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  1. THE ANIMAL

    THE ANIMAL

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    Help Water

    Two things
    1) My water conditions are not up to standerd don't seem to get them down.
    ammonia 0,25
    nitrite 0,05
    nitrate 75 to 100 this is my main concern
    I do a 10% water change every week. What els can i do?
    2) I also have a little white spot on sum of my fish. I do have proto marin is this reef
    safe? or is there something els that i can do before I gave med?
    thanks!!
     
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  3. moz

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    How long has the tank being running and what filtration are you running (skimmer, live rock, DSB)?
     
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    THE ANIMAL Thread Starter

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    I purchase the tank from some one. The tank was running for 10 years before I got it. Then we movede it to my house it is running now for 6 months. I have 2 x Deltek skimmers 1x 3000l and 1x 1500l my sump only have LR working on the DSB.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    To help you properly, please provode us with the following.

    Pics of your display tank and pics of your sump.

    how big is the tank?
    what sort of flow is there in the tank?
    are you using bio balls?
    have you got any macro algae?
    how much live rock do you have?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Have you cross checked your water parameters with another test kit?
     
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    What test kits are you useing
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Agree to double check - rather than to take drastic steps. First make sure, and if indeed as you say, do a big water change like 25 - 50% to dilute the ammonia as this and nitrites are toxic to fish.
    Also check your feeding, whether something died in the tank and is busy decaying etc. But first make sure the kits you're using is accurate and did not expire - double check the results if so, and do this quickly ;)
     
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    THE ANIMAL Thread Starter

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    HI Neil H
    Thanks for the reply. To your questions?
    1) Still straggling to post same pics been to the site but no.
    2) My tank is 2mL x 800w x 700
    sump 1.8 x 800 x 600
    3) No bio balls gave them to the kids to play with.
    4) Yes got macro algae Caulerpa Sertalarioides
    5) L/R got aboat 300kg in my tank and sump
     
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    HI Mekaeel thanks for the reply.
    Yes I cross checked it first with red sea and then with interpet.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i have used both, and was advised to get another brand, my red sea shows ammonia 0.25 and my new salifert and the ones at the LFS show 0
     
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    Hallo Pete.
    I'm useing Red Sea and Interpet.
     
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    HI Dallasg
    Thanks so what do you recommend me to get?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i find salifert really good, not that expensive and good value
     
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    THE ANIMAL Thread Starter

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    OK will get some. THANKS!!!
    I know my water is not good because I have an green algrae problem.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that can be from phosphates etc,
    :thumbup:
    anytime...
     
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    Are you using RO water for your water changes? Your nitrates are sky high. Redsea and interpet are useless. As Dallas said, salifert is good. Tropic Marin is also good but a little pricey. Sounds like you bought a good system but you've missed something along the way.. post pics and more details and the experts here will get you on your way in no time.
     
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    Yes it can but phosphates test normal.
     
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    THE ANIMAL Thread Starter

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    HI Gaboon
    Yes i do use RO water for my water changes and Tropic Marin PRO-REEF Sea Salt. I think my system is good can only put in an DSB. Sump only got LR at the moment. Want to go to the coast to get sum sea sand. If plans works out will go on one of the long week-ends.
     
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    THE ANIMAL Thread Starter

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    HI GUYS !!!
    Still want help to sort out my water. But first can anyone help me to post my pics. I down loaded Irfanview but dont seem to get pics up please help me so we can go further.
     
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