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Old 10-22-2004, 12:49 AM   #1
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something for discussion

I was reading an article about nitrates(can't remember where) and they were talking about higher nitrates having a good effect on some corals and anemones. As I was reading this I was thinking of my sabae anemone. On a previous post I was saying how good it is doing. My nitrates are a little on the high side(about 20-25ppm) and I'm wondering if this has something to do with it's recent well-being. Also my gsp are growing crazy. I know they do anyway but I'm talking crazy Any thoughts on this subject
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I have read that a few corals benefit from 'some' nitrates....but not high nitrates. considering a reef tank should have as close to 0ppm nitrates as possible, i think 'high' nitrate levels would be 5-10ppm.

Someone more knowledgable will chime in though I"m sure.
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i dont know this but i would assume they benefit, because the sumbiotic algea uses it in a simlar way that regular algea does to grow? i know that all plants as well as alga use nitrate, if you look on most fertilizers its a common ingediant.
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i dont mean to say you should add ferterlizer or have high nitrates only speculating as to why some nitrates are good
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The article wasn't praising high nitrates or anything they were just exploring the different aspects of nitrate in the aquarium.
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