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Old 05-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Nitrate reducing filter pads

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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They work do a degree BUT... IMHO I would find out why you have a NitrAte issue and maybe up your water changes. I have an issue with NitrAtes and found that my 25% weekly's weren't enough so now I'm doing 50% wc and that is holding.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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I figure it is from my tap water. I read somewhere that for a fowlr 40ppm was fine but the other day someone said it should be zero or 5ppm at most
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I figure it is from my tap water. I read somewhere that for a fowlr 40ppm was fine but the other day someone said it should be zero or 5ppm at most
For fish only systems trates "can" be higher than 40ppm..before i built my scrubber i had trates as high as 120 before,and they always seemed to hover around 50-60ppm ...
After the scrubber they are basically undetectable ..
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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What is a scrubber?
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+1 on the scrubber . I just added one last week for less than $40 . Better to reduce nitrates naturally then with pads or chemicals IMO .
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Where did you buy your scrubber at hondatek
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I made it . I had a normal 55 gallon sump with 3 sections . I removed everything except the skimmer section and adapted a pipe from my overflow box into a scrubber. I don't even know if you can buy them.
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I made it . I had a normal 55 gallon sump with 3 sections . I removed everything except the skimmer section and adapted a pipe from my overflow box into a scrubber. I don't even know if you can buy them.
Here ya go,,but i'd rather save 600 bucks and make my own
http://www.santa-monica.cc/Santa-Mon...ubber_p_8.html
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