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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

The slime is often the by product or waste output of the denitrators.
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bossman555 replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

Gotcha...I do wanna convert to a sump one day..but for now I like my filters....

Any luck with seachem matrix ..says it can grow the denitrate bacteria ....seachem denitrate was first option but only works with less than 50gph flow rate
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

Matrix is just bio media, similar to Fluval Biomax. Has porous surface area to support nitrifying bacteria. End result is still nitrate production. You may have better luck with live plants, or grow some Pothos in a large hob filter.


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bossman555 replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

My Tiger oscar shreds all live plants
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bossman555 replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

If and when he does pass on..I will go back to a planted tank
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

lol, yep, Oscars and plants are most always no go. I dont even have plastic ones. The Pothos in an hob would help you though.


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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

seachem denitrate is just a smaller version of seachem matrix. It can only grow anaerobic bacteria and allow for denitrification is if it is used in a denitrator filter.
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bossman555 replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

That's the type of filter I wanted to add but I don't have a sump
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bossman555 replied the topic: Re:New Tank.. High nitrates

I will prolly load up on seachem purigen
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