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Teammuir1 10-27-2009 01:57 PM

Nitrate filter
 
Has anyone ever used this filter system for nitrate removal?

Aquaripure Nitrate Filter

seems to good to be true !!

MoneyMitch 10-27-2009 03:00 PM

you should post this in the aquaripure section. as this is one of the forum sponsors nobody is going to bash it.

Teammuir1 10-27-2009 03:36 PM

OK I thought I saw it at one time listed to the right as an add..
but I have to ask has anyone used one?
I have done religious water changes.. ( it promotes healthier fish )
I just checked my nitrate level just earlier.....and its at 0
so I must have to ask... if your doing water changes then whats the need?
now I am wondering this because I will be building my 210 gallon soon.....
still working on were its going to be placed.. ( making Room ) lol
but I might need such a filter in the help of obtaining clean water conditions for
the Discus that I want to raise....

Mikaila31 10-27-2009 03:39 PM

Fine I won't bash it then....:-?.

There section on it saving you money is really skewed, to the point that it is funny.

The thing does remove nitrates though. I somewhat understand how they work. One thing though I don't get.... they obviously contain a anaerobic chamber and support anaerobic bacteria. But how does one clean or maintain that chamber? If you expose it to the air you kill the anaerobic bacteria. Yet if you don't maintain chamber wouldn't non-organics still build up in it?

IMO if you want 0 nitrates get a RO system.

MoneyMitch 10-27-2009 04:08 PM

the whole thing around that filter is so you have to do less water changes, but concerning the item mentioned wont give my opinion on this. again you should really post in the aquaripure section of the forum.

Teammuir1 10-27-2009 04:18 PM

Mikaila31

The pic on your advitar at the bottom?
what fish is that?
is it fresh water? looks like a catfish?
whats the name of it so I can look it up.

Thanks
Ron

Jack Middleton 10-27-2009 05:48 PM

The fish that mikaila pictured is Pseudomugil gertrudae

Theres no need for nitrate filters on freshwater tanks, nitrates aren't dangerous until you go past the 400ppm mark and I don't know of anyone with nitrate that high.

Teammuir1 10-27-2009 05:56 PM

Thats good to know
 
I know I have never had a problem with Nitrates with my tanks....
but there is always a first for everything I guess..
I know the advertisement states for Fresh water and Salt water tanks

thanks for the info.... appreciate it.

Ron

Mikaila31 10-27-2009 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack Middleton (Post 264633)
The fish that mikaila pictured is Pseudomugil gertrudae

Theres no need for nitrate filters on freshwater tanks, nitrates aren't dangerous until you go past the 400ppm mark and I don't know of anyone with nitrate that high.

Thats the correct ID for my avatar, the fish in my sig is Garra flavatra.

Teammuir1 10-27-2009 06:14 PM

Very Nice
 
I just looked him up and he is very nice looking fish he does not get very big I think 2 inch or 3 ???
do they prefer Sand or Gravel?


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