Originally Posted by NDPTAL85
Here's something cheap and simple you can try. Plant some Hornwort. Its an extremely fast growing (1-3" per day in optimal conditions) waterweed that sucks up ammonia and nitrates like a vacuum. Regular aquarium lighting should suffice unless you have a super tall hex tank which may require some brighter lights.
I have a 20 gallon tall with 4 goldfish who are fed twice a day by an automatic fish feeder and my ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are all undetectable since planting this plant. It will grow fast so just cut it in half every two weeks.
Hey Thanks. Sounds like a great idea. I will look for some locally, tomorrow.