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but it doesn't reduce the requirement for water changes unless there is something we don't know. Reducing nitrates alone doesn't remove TDS and other stuff that a water change will. Water changes also replace the much needed minerals that break down in a tank over time.
No, the Aquaripure does NOT reduce or change TDS. If it did I would be in trouble. TDS is low in soft water tanks such as discus tanks. It is high in cichlid tanks. It is off the charts (in the thousands ppm) in saltwater tanks. So it sure is a good thing that the Aquaripure doesn't reduce TDS.
TDS can be easily controlled by the type of water you use for top offs and the occasional water change that I advocate. Top offs with distilled or RO water will keep TDS in the tank exactly the same. A water change with distilled or RO water will soften the water.
Top offs with carbon filtered or treated tap that is hard or mineral water water will increase TDS. A water change with carbon filtered or treated tap that is hard or mineral water water will harden the water.
In a saltwater tank you generally want to top off with RO or distilled water and do a water change with water mixed with sea salt to the correct salinity and that will have the correct hardness in it. A water change every 2-3 months will keep trace elements in balance. The occasional addition of trace elements through an additive can be used in a coral reef tank. Corals can use up some trace elements in any tank, regardless of filtration.
"Water changes also replace the much needed minerals that break down in a tank over time."
Minerals breaking down in water? Please tell me what mineral specifically you are referring to. What mineral that any fish or plants need are in the water that will be broken down and needs to be replaced with frequent water changes greater than the occasional water change.
The truth is the Aquaripure does NOT break down or reduce any trace elements. This is explained on my website. Animals need trace elements in extremely small amounts ... this is why they are called "TRACE" elements. There will be PLENTY that will be available to your aquarium.
Please be more specific or state some evidence if you are going to make some sort of assertion like that.
My evidence and the reasons I give are my hundreds of customer testimonials and 10 videos so far that I have done.
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Exactly How and Why the Aquaripure Works - YouTube
I am showing the entire world my evidence right before their eyes. You should have some sort of evidence yourself before you go around making poorly thought out faulty assertions as if they were fact.
Well, it's theoretically possible. (Sorry, I know you don't need my help)
It's essentially like a DSB (in marine) or a soil-substrate tank (planted fresh), in the it boosts bacterial activity... In a closed system (an aquarium without water changes) TDS would stay the same... Fish waste, hormones, etc would be broken down, and broken down more and more until nitrogen gas escapes.
Am I close?
The only difficulty with the process and why everyone doesn't promote it is that it is a biological process and there are a lot of variances involved. In other words, it is a challenge to provide an extremely high rate of customer satisfaction given the wide variety and sizes and fish loads and other filtration systems people can have. That is where I come in. I produce a high quality and robust product of this type and I personally provide support for it and have 9+ years of experience doing so.
The fact is once you understand the process it really isn't that difficult to incorporate it in with your aquarium system. That's why I have worked very hard to bring my customers (and potential customers) several videos to explain and clarify the process.
The primary thing that I have found that can inhibit the Aquaripure is excess filtration and chemical use which can strip the water column of too many microorganisms. That is what several of my videos try and clarify. This doesn't just make the Aquaripure work better, it also results in a very natural and healthy aquatic ecosystem in your fish tank.
I have a very high customer satisfaction rate and a lot of repeat customers and I am always trying to perfect the overall customer experience with Aquaripure. It might not be for everyone but then again, neither are aquariums.
I am quoting Robert T. Ricketts, a PhD in microbiology..
"First off, nitrate is inorganic, not organic, so they start out with an error, a.k. a. a lie.
Then they go into the biggest bunch of BS I have ever seen in my life. If your tap water is hard and alkaline you cannot use it for a planted tank? I have never had soft acid water in my very long hobby life. I started out in the 1940s and early 50s with planted tanks. They say you would have to buy DI water to use. Another lie and terrible advice. DI water is unsuitable to sustain life, either plant of animal without supplements, and it does not have a pH of 7.0, it is always acid from dissolved CO2 gas from the atmosphere."
"All existing denitration filters (other than veggie filters or algae beds) require low oxgen levels.
BUT, (note large type -intentional) just what have gained by removing nitrate from your water without doing so by means of photosynthesis? You have removed the one easy and simple test which we have for general water quality. That means that you are hiding the truth about your water condition from yourself. Using chemical or biological means to remove nitrate does not necessarily mean that you are removing the myriad other poollutants from your water. Even heavily planted tanks need water partials. Photosynthetic nitrate removal does also remove a lot of other material from the water, but certainly not all that a water partial does. I really prefer not to kid myself. I know what a water change does and I can measure it. I do not not know what a denitrification filter does beyond removing nitrate alone.
All JMHO, YMMV.
But never forget that nitrate alone is not the enemy. It is the only thing that hobby test kits can measure easily from the dozens to hundreds to thousands of things which we call pollutants and which we can measure easily and cheaply."
"Either a DSB or a plenum will denitrify with reduced ORP (oxidation/reduction potential), but the plenum is safer if there is any chance of disturbance - such as FW. SW w/LR is safer for a DSB due to massive assortment of diggers which help alleviate deep/profound anoxia (sulfur and iron reduction are profound anoxia/very low ORP and chance disturbance can be a tank wipe-out).
But too many hobbyists equate low NO3 levels with no need or reduced need for water changes, which is a grave mistake. I had rater see the nitrate and know how well I am doing on routine partials.
The reason I came onto the hobby web originally was to search for info on plenums and DSB in other than marine conditions (the original Monaco work). Prior to that I had only been on the gov/military system. I di a good bit of hobby work on plenums and found that they do work fine, but too many folks have troubles with them and they are painfully slow to establish. Some (not my own) never did seem to function. I am unsure why not but suspect owner or fish disturbance - folks tried the technique and then added Kuhli loaches or eels or big substrate Cichlids....ten percent never get the message.
Such issues are also why I prefer to use sumps/circulating range systems. There you can cut the test equipment in or out as you wish - which is a great test platform. it is not hard to show that nitrate alone is of low short-term toxicity and only moderate long-term toxicity. It ain't the nitrate, it is the whole OTS water issue which is bad. The degree of toxicity also varies hugely with the specific fish involved and their age, and even with how rapidly the situation develops. Too many variables are involved for hobby testing to be very meaningful over a wide range of tanks.
So after all those test tanks and several years of play, I went back to veggie/algae filters - I set my first SW algae filter in the 1960s, connected to my first marine invert tank. That is now on the order of 50 years of playing with denitrification. I never did like the vodka coils - too fiddly and relatively high risk.
Veggie filters at least allow playing with the light cycle on the accessory tanks and supporting higher O2 levels in the operating system as a whole. Again that is less significant in SW due to the presence of skimmers, but 24/7 macroalgae refugia are still great additions - especially if can set for passive return to the display (preserve the 'pods)."
Regarding "trace elements":
Yes there are trace elements that need to be replenished in a system and you are correct in the reasoning as to why they are called "trace", but calcium, magnesium, sulphates, and phosphates all play a roll and are NOT trace elements and are consumed in the process as the tank matures. Regular water changes in a FW situation helps build these elements back up. Some may be more or less desirable depending on the tank you are keeping and may be supplied independently of each other.
So ... in a typical tank ... where does the fish waste go? The TDS would build up over time and removal of it is necessary via a gravel vac and water changes. Playing with the number until you achieve a desirable level is akin to spraying a room with deodorant after the dog has pooped in it. The stuff is still there.
None of that is even true, it doesn't even make any sense at all.
I have well over a hundred testimonials.
I've made 10 videos showing actual tanks using my method.
I sell 15-20 filters a week.
What do you do?
That is rhetorical, please do not post on the Aquaripure forum again.
You are giving me drivel.
I've never said nitrates are organics ... nothing in your response makes sense ...
It doesn't deserve a response.
Quit wasting my time.
It's not that I do not want to address the last topic posted by "InvertPlanet", it's just that most of it makes no sense and I do not want to get into a flame war. In fact, I have asked that "InvertPlanet" make no more posts to Aquaripure's forum.
The entire post seems to be a repost of some 80+ year old ex-professor. My step father was an engineer who still used a slide rule and abhored computers. The point is things change. If you can not post some original content or thoughts then why bother.
As an example of what makes no sense the post's first line goes into, "First off, nitrate is inorganic, not organic, so they start out with an error, a.k. a. a lie." I honestly do not know what they are talking about? A "lie" ... why is an error a "lie"? Who is the "they" you are referring to? Are you referring to me? The first line of Aquaripure's website is " The Aquaripure filter is a comprehensive biological filter which will completely remove all organic matter and nitrates in an Aquarium. " The italics are even there on the website. This is just one of those types of posts that I would normally ignore but it is on a paid Aquaripure forum so I feel I have to defend myself.
I will now address some of slightly more coherent parts of the post.
In the post is the same old spiel about how there is a lot more in the water than nitrates and water changes are the only things that will work. Well, this is simply not true. I explain why here More on Nitrates
I offer as additional proof of my position over 100 testimonials and 10 videos demonstrating the actual real life results.
The simple truth is nitrate is in fact enemy #1 in an aquarium. It fosters an unnatural environment, fish stress and disease, and algae growth. It is the #1 source of water pollution WORLDWIDE.
Just because a single individual has personally have failed to correctly utilize denitrification does not mean I have not succeeded or it does not work. I have said it before and will say it again, the typical DIY "coil" model that most people "try" are very inadequate.
The post is still incorrect about the trace elements. Trace elements are also in the organic molecules of uneaten fish food. They replenish and will be plentiful in the tank and are not depleted. A partial water change every 2-3 months is more than enough to keep trace elements in balance and water quality extremely high.
The post then compares my product, an actual product that works with thousands of actual users to a fictional product in a movie. A pretty bad movie at that. No, the stuff is not still there ... NO3 is converted into gas ... it goes into the atmosphere. END OF STORY.
For all these reasons, I have asked "InvertPlanet" to PLEASE DO NOT POST TO THE AQUARIPURE FORUM AGAIN
I am more than happy to entertain other thoughts about my filter but not those that are extremely poorly thought out, the re-posts of some rambling senior citizen, or otherwise make no sense.
Hello . I am new on this forum but this seems to be the right place for me. I have just received a medium size aquaripure and will be setting it up within the next few days. I intend to do tests today for nitrate-before I do anything. I have just set up a 6x2x2 and transferred the rock and corals from a smaller tank. I have lots of live rock.. very good water flow and a low stocking level. I will add more when I have further info. From past experience I know that reef tanks do not flourish when there are high levels of nitrate & phosphate. I am looking at zero for nitrates and with an elimiphos I am expecting no phosphates either. I add Tropic Marin Re Mineral to my RO top up water to ensure that the trace elements are kept up. John
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