Lowering nitrates

Bayls

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Hi
I left my tank maintenence up to our domestic whilest away for a week. She did a great job on everything except that she fed the fish over half of a big tin of flake food in that time! (I did show her what a pinch was - just obviously never made it clear that it should only be 1 pinch at a time!).

Anyway, most of the parameters are good, fish and corals look fine, just the nitrates are sitting at 2. What is the quickest way to lower nitrates (apart from water changes)?

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Nitrates at 2??? most reefers dream of getting them that low.

Are you sure you're not just showing off?:lol:

Don't do drastic water changes (over 20%) it can alter the chemistry of the tank, cut back on food and do a 10% change every few days.
 

Bayls

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Thanks guys, I feel better now! Have cut down on feeding and will do water changes.
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2 is still very OK - no need to worry yet - the water changes will bring it down
 
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eish congrats on training up the domestic:whistling:
are you sure you dont mean the nitrates are sitting at 20 cause mine are at 10 at the moment which is acceptable but will require a water change soon.
 

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Ok guys, now don't tell Bayls i said this, but i reckon he's just trying, in a roundabout way, to tell us that his nitrates are only 2, now he's showing off so it's best to just ignore him;)
 

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