DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

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

My 2 Garage Tanks (90 Gallon and 60 Gallon)
My golden Pothos plants are still alive an doing pretty well. :)







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WylDe Billy replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

looks good
i love that red devil... i always wanted one .. but around here fish are hard to come by and i dont trsut the fish store to give me a full blooded RD

you have borrow my corys .. they get rid of all that RD poo :)
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WylDe Billy wrote: looks good
i love that red devil... i always wanted one .. but around here fish are hard to come by and i dont trsut the fish store to give me a full blooded RD

you have borrow my corys .. they get rid of all that RD poo :)

thanks. :)

and yeah, wrapp your corys up and send them on over. :lol:

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

It has been 20 days since I submerged Pothos into each of my tanks. Nitrates in both tanks were near 40ppm when I put the plants in. Over several days the nitrates dropped to 5-10ppm and have stayed there since. I've tested for nitrates every few days. I have not done a water change in over 30 days. As you can see it is time to add water to both tanks.

Here is the Oscar tank... I have the pothos tucked in behind fake driftwood with bubbler underneath to cause current to supply plant roots with supply of nitrates to absorb.


Here is the community tank... This one has pothos free floating and the HOBS provide the water current. The guppies & betta love to hangout in the leaves and the ghost shrimp like to hide in the roots. The platys, glow light tetras, scissor tails, and gouramis... don't seem to give a rip one way or the other.



[edit] forgot to mention... plants in both tanks have lots of new leaves unfurling and have only had a few leaves become water logged (mushy/brown/dead). Each of the leaves that have died were full grown (size leaves) I simply reach in with scissors and prune them before they begin effecting the water quality.

Also the roots are growing like kudzu too! ;)
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Green spotted puffers ARE NOT COMMUNITY FISH despite what the sales person at the LFS says.
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Hot damn Marty... Nice work... I will be starting this mess today!
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nemo replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

a while back i took a bucket and drilled two holes in it put a powerhead pushing water to the bucket and one pushing it back to the tank and put a photos plant in the bucket it backfired on me and flooded the floor. should i have let gravity fill the bucket?
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scfalconry replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

nemo wrote: a while back i took a bucket and drilled two holes in it put a powerhead pushing water to the bucket and one pushing it back to the tank and put a photos plant in the bucket it backfired on me and flooded the floor. should i have let gravity fill the bucket?


Gravity spillway sounds like a better approach to me. Live and learn... and keep sharing so the rest of us don't have to reinvent the wheel. :)

My son put a Green spotted puffer into our community tank... we've lost $40 worth of fish to this predator in the past month. <LFS store swore it was a community fish> BTW we re-homed the green spotted menace yesterday. The guppies can now swim in peace instead of pieces! anybody writing an aquarium fish book... here is a tidbit. Green spotted puffers prefer to eat beta fish above all other food choices! Again.. Live, learn and share! :P

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mathew-byrne replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Can I just add the roots into the tank infront of the water flow or shal I just plant in the water
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WylDe Billy replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Miss Nicki wrote: Hot damn Marty... Nice work... I will be starting this mess today!

quick tip .. when you think the roots are clean .. dip in full bucket of water .. most the stuff will float
push plant down in water and fill bucket with hose

the junk will flow out of bucket

of course this has to be done outside



its been 4 weeks since i buried that cutting of pothos in the gravel.
still no sign of stem rot.
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WylDe Billy replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

i got to thinking .. some slow growing, low light plants like anubis can have trouble with algae on the leaves.. leaveing the light off helps with this but .. when your oscar gets bigger they can get upset when the light is turned on.

my last oscar didnt like the light on .. it was in my 75 .. i was always scared it would jump in anger/frustation.

just a thought

ive been trying to keep my new oscar use to the light being on for 12 hrs. aday, every day
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