Cant control nitrates

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tehmole replied the topic: Cant control nitrates

i mentioned that ... he doesn't have room in his HOB
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Cant control nitrates

I would put one in the tank support it on the rim and submerge the root ball.
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tehmole replied the topic: Cant control nitrates

or you can get something like this:

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcS6HgTSfKW-1SIKGqg7SHjmyilwWvI0IqsBa2DxzS81EsPdwbsYogb9S1X4gWd0UfunQC6dVrX3&usqp=CAY

to the top part of the tank and add some pathos with sponge on the bottom for rooting.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Cant control nitrates

Well, the duckweed wasnt what I expected, passed on that. Lfs sold out of hornwort.. the nerve!. Getting more next week. Meantime, nice lady gave me a good chunk of Java fern, I anchored it to the bottom best I could. Hopefully that takes. 3 w/c since original post has nitrates still over 20 but well under 50, so making some progress there. Been lax on tending to all my big boys, they are not impressed. Serious water change weekend coming, prob about 1000gals!


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Goranothos replied the topic: Cant control nitrates

How about a de nitrator?

You feed the nitrate eating anaerobic bacteria in it with vodka every however often.

Pricey.

The other downside, besides the price, is I believe the water dripping out of it is acidic, just the opposite of what you want, but I don't know how much it would affect the overall Ph of your tank if you are doing regular water changes.

Africans sound hard. :S

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Link to a commercial unit:

aquaripure.com/

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