new to this reef stuff


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skimmer is not running right now i orderd a part for it im using emp 400 bio wheel . changed water yesterday and nitrates still at 40 . also i got a fish only tank dont i need nitrates in a fish only tank im confused


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yea you def. wanna get those nitrates low before you setup the reef...

the most ive ever seen my nitrates were at a 5ppm and never seen em since then..... do alot of water changes moderatly (*dont do them all at once cause u will shock everything in the tank*) i would do 5 gallons every other day or 2 until u get ur nitrates down.. let us no how that goes... also its not going to vanish overnight... give it some time.. good husbandry will do your tank some justice...