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Old 12-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Nitrates

Is There anything I can buy that I can hang on the back of my 30 gal tank to help reduce nitrates???
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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a skimmer?
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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a skimmer?
I have one it's a cpr hob but nitrates still high.. Even after water changes
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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umm could be too many fish for the filter to handle. whats in the tank at the moment?

plus, have you looked into reactors? ive got a biopellet reactor that its main purpose is to remove and reduce nitrates/phosphates. and it does it in a more biological way..... if you can find a place to put it.

also how bad of nitrate are we talking about?
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Yep, what size tank and what is your stocking? How often do you feed and do you use ro/di water or tap? Also what is your filtration like?
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ohhh and how long has the tank been setup?
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Ever heard of Aquaripure? Apparently they work. It's a little canister filter that removes nitrate via anaerobic bacterial action. You feed it a tiny bit of vodka once in a while to keep it going.

Aquaripure

Edit: Oops just realized I'm in the SW section. Sorry. Please disregard. I don't know how to delete a comment just edit.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #8
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vodka dosing.... works really well.

but you really need to find the source of the problem, not to try and hide it lol
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:11 AM   #9
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I have a clown fish, two demsels, a firefish and a fire shrimp.. With 30 lbs of live rock and live sand.. The tank has been set up for about a month and 1 week.. I feed them every other day.. I have a aquaclear 70 power filter a cpr protein skimmer..
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #10
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awesome and whats the nitrates reading atm?
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