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Old 01-31-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Aquaripure Nitrate Filters


Ok, after having problems with nitrate reduction in my 260 gal mixed reef paying the high cost of 75 gallon waterchanges weekly and nitrates only going down slightly. I have purchased a Large Aquaripure Nitrate Filter. I am starting this due to general lack of knowlege about this type of nitrate filtration and will be a way to keep up with my progress or lack their of. My Filtration unit arrived Friday but it was saturday the 29th before i got it set up and running. First note: Setup was very simple and was achieved in my sump in less than 20 minutes. Nitrates tested at greater than 40 ppm....probably around 50 ppm (range on test kit is 40-80) so it was just redder than 40 ppm. The appropriate drip level was achieved and now i wait for 4 days before injection of vodka. I will test all perameters prior to vodka injection and will continue to check all perameters so you folks that are smart with this stuff let me know quickly if something starts looking out of whack!!! See you on day 4! Scott
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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I have a feeling that this will have the same effect as the filters that use the "power" of magnets to completely make your water crystal clear and rid it of every possible bad thing in the aquarium, and yet boost the health of good things.....

But what do I know....
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:59 PM   #3
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WOW! you so very rarely hear of a tank this size having nitrate problems! It sounds like something has gone soar in your setup?

Can you post what your setup is?

Took me almost 6 months on my last setup when I had a spike around 40ppm fortunatly it was a FOWLR tank. I put a load of $$$$$$$$$ into after market stuff. Finally a 100% change of substrate , LR , & filtration media. I put everything in a quarantine tank and did a 100% water change on top of that! I finally got my setup under control. I was told by the LPS i didn't have enough sand sifters and cleaners in my tank causing my SB to go sour??
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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My set- up is a 220 Gallon tank, 60 gallon sump, ASM g3 protein skimmer 4 60" VHO's 6 led's for night light, 350 lbs of live rock, my sump is a berlin type sump where water falls into large filter sock and only heater, activated carbon bag and Protein skimmer in sump. I think my sand bed is a little light from what it shoulld be! Hope this helps!

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:52 AM   #5
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A few things:


How often do you clean your filter sock?

How many fish?

How often and how much do you feed?

What kind of water are you using? RO/DI or buying it pre mixed?
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:58 PM   #6
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at a mimimum of once a week, 12 fish or so, feed a pinch daily, rodi water for water changes and top off!
Tonight's the night for the vodka injection into the feeder tube of the Aquripure Nitrate filter. I will test all perameters prior to injection for everyone!
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #7
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How nasty is the sock when you pull it out? A local here in FL (someone I trust beyond a shadow of a doubt that will not steer you wrong) that posts alot on this forum said you should change the sock every 2-3 days. I started using a sock recently and found my water was much cleaner when I did not let it build up and without one, I had stuff floating around alot.

Anyways...

I am interested to see how this new rig of yours works out.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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All right the water testing is done and the nitrate filter has been injected with the perscribed amount of vodka. Water test was done prior to vodka injection results are as follows:
High Range PH 8.4
Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
Phosphate .25
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #9
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All right the water testing is done and the nitrate filter has been injected with the perscribed amount of vodka. Water test was done prior to vodka injection results are as follows:
High Range PH 8.4
Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
Phosphate .25
Nitrate? 40ppm?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:55 PM   #10
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Take it from someone who used one. I have a 220 with a 100 gallon sump. Will clog all the time. Drip rate NEVER remains where you set it. You'll run it for months and the effluent coming out of filter will be higher in nitrates then your tank. They're junk, not worth it, don't work. Plain and simple. Sorry, but I was all excited when I got mine too only to find out after running it 3 months they're crap. All they might be good for is a tank with 5ppm nitrates and they may get them to 0. Sell it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:52 AM   #11
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sorry nitrates still around 40-50 ppm....
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:42 AM   #12
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if you get your phosphates under control then your nitrates will also.

how long has the tank been setup? i am guessing this is a DSB tank.

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Old 02-03-2011, 09:47 AM   #13
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been up a year and 3 months......sand bed prob is not as deep as it should be....
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:40 PM   #14
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The sand is plenty deep enough. Nitrate often goes pretty high a few months after a tank is set up. The microbes that create the nitrate are well established. The microbes that convert nitrate into nitrogen gas (the same process that takes place in that filter you bought) get established slowly. Once they are well established, your nitrate level should go down. Even without that filter.
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