DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

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JetFixxxer replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

A few of you said you were going try this and report back. I haven't seen the reports back post yet ;)
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DRACO replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

but iam using the set up continuously and was able to attain 8 weeks
without water change..... no ammonia, no nitrite, and 10 ppm nitrate...
take note that my tank is over stock:

i believe it is not bad for me at all... plus the beauty of the greenery
inside my yard... see this latest addition of plants different from pothos!

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thinkrevolutionx replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

If you read my post above, you'll see i've tried it in numerous tanks with numerous setups and stocking levels and have resulted 100% of the time with 0 nitrate. All tanks are planted besides pothos as well however, to varying to degrees.
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JetFixxxer replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

thinkrevolutionx wrote: If you read my post above, you'll see i've tried it in numerous tanks with numerous setups and stocking levels and have resulted 100% of the time with 0 nitrate. All tanks are planted besides pothos as well however, to varying to degrees.


Yes I know you're one that did respond their findings. There are a few others that was suppose to report back. Since I will have an extra HOB I wanted to see if going the HOB route or just in the tank route would work the best.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

wow. amazing plantage progress.

Truly Inspiring stuff. I am going all driftwood soon and would love to have a few hardy (low maintenance) plants that i can grow around it.

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

hey Ryan.... i am now trying to experiment the concept of stagnation
wherein the anaerobic bacteria works in low oxygen state. i had a good
result for the meantime but will share with complete data later
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Spoon replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

I've done a similar setup, though I have the plants in a crude diy sump with hydroten. Sumps being fed from a 1-1/4" pvc overflow drain, & being pumped back up to the tank from the sump.

My intention was to grow some habanero / jalapeno chiles but none of my seedlings have sprouted yet, so in the mean time I have this plant & a couple other misc. species (just grabbed some cheap 1/2 dead med/low light stuff from wal-mart) in there just to get the system going. For lighting I've just got a couple 1750 lumen compact flourescents over the sump (my home has terrible natural lighting in any event).

I just finished putting it all together a couple days ago, & have yet to test the water, but thus far the fish (2 x 1-1/2" - 2" Oscars, 1 x 5-6" clown knife) certainly don't seem to have any complaints. It's a 60 gallon growout, for their current size I wouldn't consider it terribly over stocked, but obviously they will push it in the coming months. I thought it might be interesting to see how the system balances out as the fish grow into it, but I suspect I'll be moving them as a matter of territorial space long before it becomes a matter of water quality.

I'm not sure exactly what my flow rate is, my research indicated the 1-1/4" drain should be enough for a few hundred gph, but after balancing out my pumps flow this doesn't seem to be correct. At the current head height my pump should do about 350 gph, but I've had to restrict it to about 25%-30% with a ball valve, as the drain simply doesn't keep up.

Anyway, I'll post a pic or 2 & infos as I get it.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

DRACO wrote: hey Ryan.... i am now trying to experiment the concept of stagnation
wherein the anaerobic bacteria works in low oxygen state. i had a good
result for the meantime but will share with complete data later

sounds good paul. any updates?

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

it gave me good result...i am now at the 2nd stage wherein no more plants
on top of the pail/canister...
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rebeldawg124009 replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

how about the potato, take a potato and hang it half in the water and it will grow " reg eating potato.
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