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This is a discussion on high nitrates within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> great ill sort that out first thing saturday, thanks fd :):):)...

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Old 02-22-2007, 06:00 PM   #11
 
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great ill sort that out first thing saturday, thanks fd :):):)
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:23 PM   #12
 
I have the same problem (plus ultra-hard water)....

I tried using this product called Purigen from Sea Chem this last weekend.

After 3 days my nitrates went from 30 ppm to 20 ppm....says one 100ml packet ($7) would work on 100 gallon tank for about 6 months before you need to regen it....so I will test again after 7 days, if I can get it down to 10, I will officially recommend it, but in your case, for $7, it's worth a shot. Got it at Petsmart.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:25 PM   #13
 
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I use purigen in my filters as well. Beats the crap out of carbon eh? Though I do tend to get some little purigen balls floating through the tank from time to time.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:26 PM   #14
 
Instead of carbon?

I'm using both...think I can use too much Purigen? If not, I'll throw in another one and stop using carbon (I'm almost out anyway, about to buy some more)

Thing is, you also have to be careful what type of water treatment chemicals to use....they suggest you switch to "Prime", which of course is a SeaChem product.....but seems to be acceptable, only a few drops required.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:30 PM   #15
 
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I use both mostly for the fact that I'm running more than 15 tanks at the moment and don't feel like shelling out the money to convert them all over to purigen just yet. I think it could easily take the place of carbon in my tanks in the near future however.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:15 AM   #16
 
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ok so ill look into that too, thanks guys :D
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