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kidkaos520
11/15/2016, 03:44 PM
What are some good proactive and reactive ways to fighting nitrates in aio tanks?

bertoni
11/15/2016, 04:27 PM
A good skimmer, live rock, and a reasonable feeding level are where I'd start. The skimmer makes a good safety net in general, because it can provide so much aeration. The maximum feeding rate is going to be determined by the filtration capacity of the system. Live rock is the base filtration layer for most systems, so getting an appropriate amount for the fish load is important.

kidkaos520
11/15/2016, 05:11 PM
Thanks for the reply. I have an empty media basket that I was thinking about putting chemipure maybe some floss and not sure what else I could use

bertoni
11/15/2016, 05:27 PM
Activated carbon and GFO can help with some problems. I'd start with a bit of activated carbon as a general safety net, and work from there.

kidkaos520
11/15/2016, 05:31 PM
Can this just be added to panty hose or something and put in the rack?

ratm909
11/15/2016, 05:34 PM
On top of the above, I use NO3:PO4-X, reactive and proactive. Makes my skimmer pull out so much more gunk

I now prefer this method over media bags.


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bertoni
11/15/2016, 06:19 PM
As long as water is forced through the carbon at a slow enough rate that the carbon doesn't disintegrate, it should be effective.

Carbon dosing (vinegar, vodka, NO3:PO4-X, etc) can help reduce the nitrate and phosphate level in a tank. It isn't always required, though.

Joey_bananas420
11/19/2016, 02:23 PM
I would buy a brightwell block or some marine pur material having some areas for dentrifying bacteria to populate will go a long way especially in conjecture with no3po4x

Joey_bananas420
11/19/2016, 02:23 PM
Conjuncture*