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Old 10-17-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
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nitrate removal????


Am running a 125 gallon reef system and conducting 10-15 gallon changes per month. I eliminated the phosphate factor using Seachem Phosguard in my sump. The stuff is awesome. Nitrate seems to lurk around 5 mg/l and I was wondering if there is an effective media for nitrate removal. I'm trying to keep my hair algae in check. I'm not using UV, nor do I intend to. Also, RO/DI water is nitrate/phosphate free.

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Old 10-17-2006, 08:54 AM   #2
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do you have a place in the sump you could add some macroalgae? if so, this will help remove nitrates
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response. There is a 30 gallon sump under my tank, but that is confined for skimmer powerhead and level controls. I have a 25 gallon refugium on it's way to me and that represents the last component of my system. It will be fed via powerhead from sump and drain via gravity to main tank. I will place macroalgae in there.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:04 AM   #4
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I think it is best to up water changes to remove them ,


They do have a few Nitrate sponges on the market if You are looking for one, Kent makes one and I know others do to
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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that is a good point. if you are only doing water changes every month, it would be a good idea to increase the frequency of those, to at least bi-weekly.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:14 AM   #6
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Am running a 125 gallon reef system and conducting 10-15 gallon changes per month. I eliminated the phosphate factor using Seachem Phosguard in my sump. The stuff is awesome. Nitrate seems to lurk around 5 mg/l and I was wondering if there is an effective media for nitrate removal. I'm trying to keep my hair algae in check. I'm not using UV, nor do I intend to. Also, RO/DI water is nitrate/phosphate free.

Thanks for the help.
AZN03...........I've used it, it works, just follow the directions.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:31 AM   #7
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I do weekly changes on the 90 but it has messy eaters. My 24 gallon can go a whole month without the slightest change in test params but I try and do a water change at least every other week to keep up calcium and other stuff like that. No trites or trates or ammonia ever. I have always run purigen in my tanks tho and the info on the box said it removes ammonia, trites, trates and other toxins. Better than carbon imho.
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