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Old 06-08-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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DIY Nitrate Reductor

I ran across an article explaining how to create a diy nitrate reductor. I was wondering if anyone on the forum has tried to do this or is using a commercial one? I am considering trying this out and was just curious if it was worth the time. I do 25-30 gallon bi weekly water changes now but my nitrates seem to hang out between 10 and 20 ppm. I would like to lower it I guess. Also thinking about just doing a weekly water change of 15 gallons.

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You may want to add more LR. You have 50Lbs in a 130G, right?
Any chance you can post the DIY reducer article?
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Not sure how to post the article but here is the link. I have updated my profile also - I have an at capacity 180 gal tank with about 130 of live rock now. Working on getting more.

http://reefshow.com/html/modules.php...article&sid=38
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LOL,
here you go, from that site:
Purpose: To eliminate or reduce accumulative nitrate, usually associated with infrequent of non-existent water changes.

Looks interesting, I'll just keep doing my water changes.

LOL, I also like your info.... "and some cyano"!
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Yeah thanks - im not sure about doing it either. I think for now im going to add a section in my sump for a small fuge and add some competing algae and see what happens.
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It will definitely help with the remaining nitrates.
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