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Old 04-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Exporting nitrates

What's the best way for getting rid of nitrates?
I know that's what PWCs are for and I've also heard chaeto does a really good job. While my nitrates aren't too high, between 20 and 40, right before I do my PWCs I would like to keep them lower.
I don't have a sump or fuge to put the chaeto in or I would try that. Any other ways to lower them?
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Build a denitrifier, get Bio-Pellets and use a hang on reactor, use a remote DSB if you cant put it in the DT.

Lots of methods but most really should be sump based.
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Ok cool. Do you think there are there tips for how to build one in the DIY section. Also what is a remote DSB?
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Brightwell bio fuel works very well and regular water changes..lots of good results with the bio fuel tho...
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Bio-Pellets are a solid form of vodka dosing. Much easier and safer if directions are followed.

Building a denitritifier plans can be had all over the internet. Do a google search on coil denitrifier. They can be problematic and have caused tanks to crash in 24 hours after running fine for years.
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Yeah I found some plans for coil denitrifiers online and also read a lot of disaster stories. When those things go wrong they go wrong in a big way.
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Bio-Pellets are a solid form of vodka dosing. Much easier and safer if directions are followed.

Building a denitritifier plans can be had all over the internet. Do a google search on coil denitrifier. They can be problematic and have caused tanks to crash in 24 hours after running fine for years.

which is easier dosing with vodka or bio pellets?
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