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Old 09-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Nitrate reactor

Is it really worth getting a nitrate reactor? I hate testing my water everyday to make sure my nitrates are perfect.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Nitrate reactor? And why would you need to test daily? Are your readings changing much from day to day?
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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The thing is I have 22 fish in a 150 gal, and I was feeding everyday . My nitrate went up so I had to vodka dose for two days to get in back to 0 . I'm a little worries because I don't want my nitrates to go up again because I did loose some coral. I read the the reactors work great but they are expensive .
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Why not try bio pellets?
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
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I think you may be misinformed. There is no such thing as a nitrate reactor to my knowledge. Perhaps you're thinking of a bio pellet reactor (which reduces nitrates and phosphates).

Either way it seems you are overstocked. I would consider rehoming a few fish and/or upgrade or add to your filtration systems.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #6
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I think you may be misinformed. There is no such thing as a nitrate reactor to my knowledge. Perhaps you're thinking of a bio pellet reactor (which reduces nitrates and phosphates).

Either way it seems you are overstocked. I would consider rehoming a few fish and/or upgrade or add to your filtration systems.
Look up coil denitrator. It's sort of a reactor. But I would go with a pellet reactor instead.
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I have one for phosphate ( three little fishies 150) can I use another one of the same one for nitrate ?
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:58 AM   #8
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Sure there's such thing as a nitrate reactor. I made a thread on a DIY one check my threads. It's super cheap to make
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:02 AM   #9
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I have one for phosphate ( three little fishies 150) can I use another one of the same one for nitrate ?
Yes, you'll need bio pellets though and a good skimmer Also a larger weekly water change will go a long way in reducing those trates.
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Yes, you'll need bio pellets though and a good skimmer Also a larger weekly water change will go a long way in reducing those trates.
Actually I use seachems denitrate, which is enclosed in a small canister and pumped in and out of my aquarium with a small powerhead that doesn't exceed 50gph.
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