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Every tank is different man, inhabitance, water chemistry, lighting etc. Some Lps can tolorate very high nitrates while some can not. I think +/-10ppm with 25ppm as border line.
 
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My nitrates at 35 ppm could this cause corals to not grow as fast?

How can I lower this without a Refugium?
 
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I do weekly %10 water change. I'm looking into alternatives like going BB ( take out all sand) or something else

I know a sump Refugium would be ideal but my tanks isn't drilled and I'm afraid to use the eshopps overflow box. Even though I bought it lol
 

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I do weekly %10 water change. I'm looking into alternatives like going BB ( take out all sand) or something else

I know a sump Refugium would be ideal but my tanks isn't drilled and I'm afraid to use the eshopps overflow box. Even though I bought it lol
Try %20 weekly and feed less...Over the years i've realized that having a refuge in the home make no significant dent into nitrate unless you feed very little. A large refuge with lots of Macro algae, caulerpa etc. will help some but most people don't have the space for such a build.
 
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It's only a 34 gallon solana tank a Refugium wouldn't have to be that big but again it's not drilled ( big mistake ) now I'm paying for it.
 

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I'm far from an expert but I dont think a refug would drop your nitrate that far down unless its somewhat large



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Maks is your nitrate steady or climbing slowly? Go fo a couple 20-50% changes to get it down. If it keeps coming back up clean your tank better, feed less, lose some fish. If you want to maintain artificially look into vodka/vinegar/pellets. Sps could certainly do poorly in 35ppm not sure about zoa/lps/softies depends but i've seen poor reaction when levels start to rise
 
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Sps r doing great it's zoas I'm concerned with. Chalices all dying but it's coz my tank isn't mature enough I think .
 
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It's not climbing nitrate been around 20-40 ppm for over 2 years going back to my first 8 gallon tank
 

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I do weekly %10 water change. I'm looking into alternatives like going BB ( take out all sand) or something else

I know a sump Refugium would be ideal but my tanks isn't drilled and I'm afraid to use the eshopps overflow box. Even though I bought it lol
go BB first, increase water flow, feed less.
 
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