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Old 07-14-2003, 02:12 PM   #11
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PS, most folks use a combination of LR and LS for filtration. You mentioned you have 2". You might want to bump that up to 4".

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Old 07-14-2003, 02:37 PM   #12
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Another source of the nitrates are your tap water. Municipal water has phosphate, nitrate and other chemicals added to preserve the water.. The fluval doesn't help matters either. I used tap water for top off water and noticed that I got an ugly algae problem, and my nitrates were allways high no matter what I did to stop it. No I use RO water exclusively and no worries now...I do not have any external filtration either. Just LR, LS, and a pump..Good luck,,, get the RO/DI quickly..
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