Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by swetty639, Aug 8, 2007.
Is there a way to immediately lower nitrate levels? Thanks
They should be low - what are your readings?
Hmmm, the edit function doesn't seem to be working for me today....
Here is what I should have said in the last post:
Water changes are the quickest way, I'd think. Maybe a 20% change.
What are your readings? (please give all your parameters: (nitrites, nitrates, ammonia, as well as pH and sg (salinity)
The only way to quickly lower nitrate levels is to perform water changes. Denitrification units can be used to reduce nitrate levels when the tank cycles but is very costly. Water changes are the best and easiest remedy.
Ive heard a lot about this product..
AZ-NO3 Nitrate Eliminator
however, the best approach for nitrate problems is to find the cause and fix that. This way your fixing the problem and not the symptom that comes from it.
Water changes. All the gizmos in the world won't make up for poor husbandry.
I recommend staying away from the AZ-NO3 product! I did some reading on it, tried it and had the same results several others reported, massive attack of red cyno bacteria after using it for several weeks. My tank was pretty mature and was well past the typical cyno problems that almost always effect a tank sometime in the first 6 months. It took me several months to eliminate the stuff after using the product. Additionally, I saw no nitrate lowering benefit. I admit to discontinuing the product abruptly but only after the cyno was evident.
Good to know. I never used it nor planned to, but read somewhere it works great.
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