Controlling Nitrates (NO3) in a Saltwater Aquarium can be very frustrating. Sometimes it seems that, no matter what you do, the Nitrates (NO3) levels in your saltwater aquarium just keep going up and up.
Think that sharing a very dry vodka martini with your marine reef tank could help reduce your nitrate (NO3) and phosphate (PO4) levels? In the September 2010 issue of the "Aquarium Fish International" magazine, Charles Delbeek described a simple method for reducing nitrates in a saltwater aquarium with the "Vodka Method". Here is what he described.
Also known as"Probiotics"
Since the Live Sand Filter was created by Dr. Dean Jaubert, the pros and cons of the DSB (Deep Sand Bed) both with and without a plenum have been discussed. The DSB was created to help reduce Nitrates, but are there some drawbacks? Here is a quick overview of both sides of the debate.
Here is a method to quickly reduce high nitrate (NO3)levels in your aquarium and save money at the same time. Rather than doing a 10% - 20% every week or so to reduce your nitrates (NO3) by a small percentage, this method can be done in a couple of hours and will reduce your nitrates (NO3) and other toxins by 95%.
Here is a method to easily, inexpensively and permanently reduce or eliminate Nitrates (NO3) in a Saltwater Aquarium.
An introduction to nitrate or NO3 that explains what this element in a saltwater aquarium is, where it comes from, what the acceptable level of nitrate (NO3) is for fish-only and reef tank systems, and how setting up a regular aquarium maintenance routine relates to controlling this problem element.
Nitrates (NO3) can be a problem in a saltwater aquarium. Nitrates (NO3) are a part of nature, but excess nitrates can be harmful to corals and other invertebrates. Nitrates (NO3) are also the food of choice for algae, another problem in saltwater aquariums.
Stan describes his water change method that can reduce high accumulated nitrate (NO3) in saltwater aquariums quickly and safely, and includes an animated graphic of the process.
Although not normally a major problem for most fish, excess nitrates (NO³) in a saltwater aquarium can be very detrimental the the health of most corals and many other invertebrates. A number of methods and materials, other than denitrator coils, have been utilized to absorb or convert nitrates to a harmless substance. Here are some of the top products available on the market today.
From your About Guides Articles Archive, an in-depth discussion about using live mangrove plants to reduce nitrate (NO3) in saltwater aquarium systems, naturally!
Nitrate (NO3) isn't good for our systems, be they FO (fish-only) or reef. You can buy a commercial denitrator that cost big bucks, is difficult to adjust, and requires feeding and monitoring to maintain proper operation. However, another very low-tech solution to very common nitrate woes is a coil denitrator!
Coil Denitrator Plans by Don Carner for building your own Coil Denitrator to help reduce Nitrates (NO3) in your saltwater aquarium. Don Carner shares his coil denitrator plans for making this unit that works to reduce nitrate (NO3) in saltwater aquariums in automatically.