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Old 01-18-2005, 08:57 PM   #1
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Macros help QT tank?

I'm in the process of setting my QT back up after losing my new gramma in it and I'm wondering if adding a bunch of macros from my main tank would help suck up ammonia and make it less stressful for the fish?

I know in fw tanks that the plants take up the ammonia before the bacteria but does the same thing happen in sw or do macros just take up nitrates?


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Old 01-18-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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I could be wrong, but I think the macro takes care of the Nitrates and produces Oxygen for the fish. I don't think it will do much for ammonia...........anyone????


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Old 01-19-2005, 01:01 AM   #3
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Macros won't have any direct affect on ammonia really. They will help in consuming some organics and more simple nitrogens but they won't make an effective control for a QT.

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We built an overflow from the DIY board with PVC pipe that we're going to use to overflow our QT into a garbage can so that our QT can be 50g to keep the ammo and wc to a minimum.

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