AJ_Tsin Posted February 16, 2009 Share Posted February 16, 2009 I have set up a biocube (http://Nanobyadrian.blogspot.com for more explicit details) I am about to transfer a bunch of corals from my large display to the cube. For some reason for the last week and a half the Nitrate has been stuck at around 7ppm. The tank has been allowed about 5.5 weeks to cycle , (I used the raw shrimp technique and the liverock came directly from my 55 gallon so it was mature and cured.) There is a tiny bit of hair algae still growing but the diatoms are pretty much gone. Ammonia is Zero, Nitrite is Zero, Phosphate is Zero. PH is 8.3,dKh 12, and Calcium 440. I have taken out the false bottom, and replaced the middle chamber floor with eggcrate. I have a Fuge, and an Aqua C remora with a MJ 1200 and am running a bag of Zeolite/Carbon mix between the middle and last chamber. For flow I have replaced the stock pump with a MJ1200 with a Hydor Flo, and I also have a Nano Koralia Running. I have a small CUC (Seven Hermits, 5 or so Snails, an Emerald Crab, and a Cleaner Shrimp. There is about 35 lbs of Live Rock (I will be adding about 25 lbs more When I add the coral and do some aquascaping, and a 3-4 Inch Sand Bed. Am I missing something? Where could this Nitrate be coming from/where is it hiding. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, this is frusterating. Link to comment
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