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Old 01/12/2020, 05:42 PM   #1
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Nitrate help

Looking to bring my nitrate up to around 5-6
Problem is I am running bio pellets
Do I take some out and dose nitrate or do I remove them all and dose


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Old 01/12/2020, 07:14 PM   #2
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Newb here - why do you want to raise your nitrate? I thought it was always a goal to reduce or eliminate it?


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Old 01/12/2020, 07:32 PM   #3
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Get color back in my sps



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Old 01/13/2020, 07:03 PM   #4
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what’s your phopate level


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Old 01/14/2020, 11:03 AM   #5
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Old 01/14/2020, 11:03 AM   #6
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I removed 30% of the pellets last night
See if that brings them up a little


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Old 01/15/2020, 12:04 AM   #7
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I had the same issues with my system running bio pellets. my tank always read zero nitrates and zero phosphate, as a result, my corals are pale and not much color. I would suggest to add more fish, if possible, and feed more, also to continue removing some pellets. if you do these steps, your nitrates should slowly increase, however, you need to keep testing for phosphate (don't let phosphate to be more than 0.05 ppm)
the side effect of trying to increase nitrates is phosphates most likely will increase also, as such, unwanted algae also starting to take over the tank.
if you try these steps, for about one month and see no increase of nitrates or phosphate, you can also run protein skimmer part-time only and maybe try dosing nitrates.

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I removed 30% of the pellets
And started dosing esv nitrate
Need to get phos up aliitle still reading zero



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