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Old 04-19-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried NITRASTRATE

Maglife Usa AMX70102 250-Pack AMX NitraStrate Polymer Marine Aquarium Filter Substrate Beads, Black:Amazon:Pet Supplies

It says marine in the title but in the description it says it's for both fresh and marine.

I'm doing planted tanks, but I thought I might supplement with this. ( I will always do water changes regardless of nitrate levels. I think they keep fish healthiest. )

Curious how much is used and how well it works???

I did buy 2 bags but haven't set up my real tanks yet. Everything still in holding or Qt.
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Am I right in saying this is for absorbing/removing Nitrate???
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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Has anyone tried NITRASTRATE

Yes, that's what it's supposed to do. They have marine tank videos on YouTube.

I was going to get my tanks up and established with plants and then gradually add a few over time. They come in all different colors.

I figured that would be less stress on fish over time b/c nitrates would never peak. Water change every week, but nothing to stress them.

I'll edit when I find the video. They sure used a lot of them.
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Interesting product. I'll have to investigate further.
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Interesting product. I'll have to investigate further.

Plus 1 - will have to see if I can find these and try in a canister or something.
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Why do you need these if you are planting the tank???.
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Idk, good question. In my planted holding tanks, I'm never over 10ppm. I'm compulsive on testing and on changing the water. I guess I thought if my real tanks weren't planted enough that the product would be helpful.

I also kind of thought seasoned beads for lack of a better word would be good when quarantining fish. The same as you would add some seasoned gravel and sponge filter.

Honestly, idk, guess that's why I posted.
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Idk, good question. In my planted holding tanks, I'm never over 10ppm. I'm compulsive on testing and on changing the water. I guess I thought if my real tanks weren't planted enough that the product would be helpful.

I also kind of thought seasoned beads for lack of a better word would be good when quarantining fish. The same as you would add some seasoned gravel and sponge filter.

Honestly, idk, guess that's why I posted.
I could be wrong but I don't think seasoning these with the bacteria that consumes the Nitrates is any good for converting Ammonia/Nitrites. Are you using a filter in the quarantine tank. How high are the Nitrates in the quarantine tank??
You definitely DON'T need these for your planted tanks. 10ppm is a good number, even slightly low(but nothing to worry about).
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I worded that poorly. If one buys a new fish and puts him in QT, then adds seasoned sponge / gravel for ammonia & nitrites. Then, if you had these seasoned balls they would assist with nitrates in the unplanted QT.
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