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  1. #1

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    Ok I'm confussed here. Last week when I tested my water parameters I had a reading of .25ppm for my nitrate level. Today I was getting to a water change and as I was waiting for my r/o water to warm up I did my usual tests. The nitrate reading this week is 0.00ppms. How does the nitrate level go down on it's own? I have some coral and a cleaner shrimp in the tank. The skimmer is not running in my sump at this time(due to no stock in the tank). Is it the coral?
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    Welcome to the "sweet spot"

    One of the differences between fresh water and salt water is that in salt water set-ups with live rock and/or some substrate, you will develop nitrate eating bacteria. They are not the best at removing nitrates, but they do. They are typically the last bacteria to develop as they are the slowest growing bacteria. This nitrate eating bacteria combined with your algae is likely removing all the nitrate.

    I would suggest you start stocking your tank soon and keep the cycle going
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  3. #3

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

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    The sweet spot. I like that.
    As a matter of fact I did buy a fire dartfish and a yellow tailed damsel today. The yellow tail was not my choice as I know Damsels are territorial. My wife liked the colours and I couldn't say no after all she has put up with during this set-up.
    Last edited by Strider199; 02-10-2013 at 09:22 PM. Reason: spelling
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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