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Old 05-29-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Quick ? about nitrates

Is nitrates a big contributor to algea growth or is it just only harmful to fish and inverts?

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Nitratesare certainly a nutritional source for some algeas. This is why some marcs are a god thing. They trie on the NO3 and reduce them at the same time. PO4 is also a major contributor in bad algeas.
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