Nitrates are high?

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Hello guys, so I have a 25 gal.

I have no corals, except a very small shroom colony and a RBTA. My ammonia reads 0, pH 8.1, Nitrite 0 but my nitrates are 35. I have 2 clowns, a wrasse and a juvie blue tang (i am upgrading my tank in a few weeks.)

Can anyone tell me why my nitrates are so high and how to lower them?
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I would say I have fairly good filtration. I do not overfeed at all, and my water change schedule is roughly a 20% change every 10 - 11 days. So could I do multiple water changes over the course of maybe a week and would that lower the nitrates?
 
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I would say I have fairly good filtration. I do not overfeed at all, and my water change schedule is roughly a 20% change every 10 - 11 days. So could I do multiple water changes over the course of maybe a week and would that lower the nitrates?

You could. Once again 35 isn't high. I constantly run 40+ in my system. No issues and everything grows very well. Fish and inverts are very happy and some, like my clown pair are turning 12 years old soon.

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