DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

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Are we talking Oscar Nitrates or Neon Tetra Nitrates? has he given any results other than "it just pulls the Nitrates from the water" It would be interesting to know how much of an effect it has on the water, sounds like a good idea in theory.



Nitrates are nitrates aus-car. You may referring to the volume of nitrates. The article sited this was working for him on his 210 gallon tank. I may be making an assumption here, but 210 gallons doesn't sound like a neon tetra tank to me :-)

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No one likes a smartass, you know what I mean.

And you should never assume :laugh: Does it state what fish he is keeping?
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jcannonb replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

I just provided the information aus-car... you can do with it what you will. Several of us have decided to give it a try.

It doesn't harm anyone to give it a try and see if it works for you.

Have a good day.

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

jcannonb, i had used this system before...and when i told the site about
it before that i don't change my water for 17 months, the site never believe
me... i had a complete data that will guide me if ever i push thru my aquaponics
project.... fish and vegetables, all are edible...
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Paul,

What I find interesting is if you find a way to add more plants (in any way) to an aquariums water stream, you create a more and more complete ecosystem as time goes on.

Last I checked, mother nature never had to do a water change in the lakes, rivers and oceans of the world.

If you can create a (near) complete cyclic system, there is no need to do unnatural things, because the chemistry of the ecosystem is more balanced.

It ends up being healthier for the plants, the fish, the tank, you end up creating a more accurate "snapshot" of "real life" in a natural body of water.

I only find this interesting and want to try it to make the health of my fish better. Not to get out of doing water changes, not to be lazy, but to provide them a more hospitable environment.

I also oxygenates the room the fish tank is in more, because the plants will help the air quality in the living space too.

It is a great thing all the way around.

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36" T5 Light for shading, sunlight effects
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3L of SeaChem Matrix + Bioballss, ceramic rings etc...
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

i do agree on that... however, with exchanging ideas with marcus and other
hobbyist form the other site, the only concern is the weather... if you
have the icing or chilling period weather, aquaponics will not work...
or during this period of time...where light is minimal..plants will not
thrive properly...
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Understood.

That is what I like about the ivy I have. it hates LOTS of light. In fact, it dies if there is too much light.

I am gonna give it a try, it loves average-to-normal light, and it is very hardy. If this works (well), I may expand to other types of plants as an experiment.

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

i am not sure if the plants you have is similar to what i have...
it thrives both in soil and in water


btw... try to look in this koi pond... it has a lot of plants in it....
s386.photobucket.com/albums/oo308/PAULHDUMAN/?action=view¤t=MVI_0097.mp4
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That looks like my Ivy. My great grandma gave it to me 30 years ago. I was going to hang it off an HOB filter currently not doing anything.

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...then as it gets bigger, make cuts of it, and start a few others, to get more nitrates. I do want to try the orchid thing too, with a single orchid. see how it works. The orchid I would never stick in a sump, but if I did put some of these plants in the sump, I would put a light down there for them.

4xOscars
1xBlood Parrot
2xJDs (pair)
5xClown Loaches
1xPleco

265 Gallons (84x24x30)
36" T5 Light for shading, sunlight effects
300 Gallon rated Living Color wet-dry sump
3L of SeaChem Matrix + Bioballss, ceramic rings etc...
1xIvy for nitrate filtering

I am always looking for better ways to...
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