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chrisalmand
11/12/2007, 10:02 PM
I cannot get my ammonia down, water change after water change..... Tanks been in my house for 2 months, but was set up for 2-3 years before that. When we moved we kept the sand and rock "live" I have 2 skimmers running and I am topping off with RODI water.... I really have no clue. My fish and inverts are doing great, aside from sps(1 regal, 2 clowns, Royal Gramma, Yellow Goby, 3 cleaner shrimp, arrow crab, bristle and serpent star, bubble tip, and various coral). 1/2 inch sandbed and 150 lbs+ of live rock. 2 Tunze powerheads and 6 locklines for flow. Any ideas will be appreciated.

demonsp
11/12/2007, 10:03 PM
By water change after water change how much and how often ?

chrisalmand
11/12/2007, 10:23 PM
for 2 weeks it was 10 gallons a day, with 2 30 gallons in the past week.

demonsp
11/12/2007, 10:39 PM
This maybe the problem. You maybe causeing mini cycles in your tank. No more then 33 % and only whene really needed. 10% weekly or even 10 bi weekly depending on your water readings and your load. Stop Changing The Water it never cures the problem only helps if done right.

chrisalmand
11/12/2007, 11:33 PM
right, but I only did the water changes because of the ammonia

demonsp
11/12/2007, 11:37 PM
The move may have caused a high reading that some carbon and a few nominal water changes would have cured. But with the amount of water being changed you may have only made it worse.

uscharalph
11/13/2007, 04:00 AM
How long has your tank been up?