View Full Version : No3 in sps tank's?

02-08-2011, 12:57 AM
Just wondering what other peoples No3 is really at in there SPS tank's? I've met quite a few people who say they don't even test, and almost as many who openly admit it's not zero. Mine is at a constant 2.5 on elos. I got growth, great color's, & wicked P.E. on all coral's.

02-08-2011, 01:07 AM
mine is undetectable with my elos. I think phosphate levels play a bigger role in sps health.

02-08-2011, 01:13 AM
Mine is also undetectable, Salifert.

02-08-2011, 01:19 AM
I don't test :)

02-08-2011, 01:38 AM
.2ppm on salifert last time I checked. I think most people who are successful dont test NO3 because everything looks fine. I do know when my NO3 was 20ppm on my old tank things looked like crap. I think up to 5ppm is fine though and may even help with colours from some threads I've read.

02-08-2011, 02:04 AM
Undetectable for the past two years with Elos ever since I upgraded to my current skimmer.

02-08-2011, 02:15 AM
I'd like to have a better skimmer, but I have an RSM 250 with no sump, & it's to close to the wall for any hang on's. I've tried vodka, but backed off because I think my skimmer isn't powerful enough. What are some good small skimmers? I think I just jacked my own thread.

02-08-2011, 03:50 AM
A Tunze Nano with a custom cup would be perfect for that tank.