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Old 06-26-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Nitrates rising and Sulfur Denitrator

Hi started this tank in January 2011, 150g tank nitrates has been always 0 but since i got rid off the cyano outbreak using MB7 I can see nitrates raising, using API test kit and JBJ its between 3 and 4 ppm.

I have a Sulfur Denitrator (Korallin) in hand, need advices if I shall start it? Or wait if nitrates start dropping again.

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Old 06-26-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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Hi there. Just my opinion, but i wouldnt' go crazy adding things especially since the readings are so low. thats just me though.
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Hehe ran my mixed reef 150g with 0 `trates for six months and going above 0 is something very disturbing for me Well lets see what others advice.

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How often are you feeding? At that low a reading I would just hold off and see if a few small tweaks will work.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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Hi Melosu58, feeding once a day Ocean Nutrition flakes different every day consumed within 3 minutes by the fish.

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Three or four ppm is not really that much. If you wanted to tweak it to 0 then I would suggest doing what I`ve been doing for 13+ years now. Feeding every other day will help you to maintain 0. All the fish in my tank are between 8 and 13 yrs old. They have not suffered. JMO
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Will do it, thanks!

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Three or four ppm is not really that much. If you wanted to tweak it to 0 then I would suggest doing what I`ve been doing for 13+ years now. Feeding every other day will help you to maintain 0. All the fish in my tank are between 8 and 13 yrs old. They have not suffered. JMO
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yes 3-4ppm is not bad and infact a lot of corals do better with small amounts on nitrates
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I've heard a little about nitrate reactors or denitrators, but how do they work? I don't have issues with nitrates now but just wondering how good they are if I ever do have a problem or want to increase my fish load.
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I did some rearch on them and didnt go with them because they have a tendancy to release sulfur into the tank and you have to continually adjust and add stuff to i think.
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