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Home Made Nitrate Filter?
Old 08-30-2007, 01:10 PM   #11
 
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soooo....why not just get a flow adjuster? and how is this differnt from a sump or any other type of wet dry for biological filtration? anyone think this constant on/off might burn this cat's pump up?

anyone gotta link on the technical side of removing nitrates? maybe that's where i'm confused.
De-NitrAters need anaerobic bacteria (dies in an oxygen atmosphere) to function and W/D systems rely on aerobic bacteria.

You could also use

http://www.seachem.com/products/prod...s/Purigen.html

http://aquaripure.com/

Follow all highlighted links http://www.algone.com/nitrates.php

Was the 'test tank' aerated or have any kind of water movement?

Dr Joe

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Old 08-30-2007, 07:02 PM   #12
 
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ahh ic!. ty for clearin that up doc.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:19 PM   #13
 
Hi,

The output from the fluidized sand bed filter is directed at an angle over the surface of the water producing a lot of surface movement. The other day some forum said that fluidised sand bed filters can remove nitrates even in oxygenated water is this correct?

Given that the nitrates and nitrites are now constantly nearly 0, something must be working.

Pump and relay/timer has been working for almost 5 months now, how long do you reckon before they breakdown? How long does a normal pump last?

Also, the cool thing about this system is that it only requires a external filter (which i had spare) and a relay/timer which i also had spare.

Chris
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:57 AM   #14
 
There are easier ways you know...That sounds great if they could package that with my biowheel, but it is amazing how mechanically inclined you, and some of the people on this forum are. After three days of testing, I just put in a siphon from my tank...it leaks.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:54 PM   #15
 
Nitrate go from 200 to 0 within a week

Hi,
I just want to share with you guy because nitrate level in my tank always at zero no matter what I feed to the tank.

Tank size 100g
Sand bag: 2~3 inchs
Bio-ball: 7g in a diy filter.
2 air stone
Nitrate drop from 200 to zero within a week.(Since week# 7)
I think, my nitrate level stay at zero because I cover the top of my tank with a acrylic, let it open about 2% only.
My diy bio-ball filter is also cover up.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:22 PM   #16
 
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Sand bag? Do you mean sand bed?
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:18 PM   #17
 
should be sand bed
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