High Nitrates - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 04:51 PM
and we told you the answer, no material will get rid of nitrates except: Water changes, protein skimming, natural nitrate reduction. Youve gone to far to do nnr so water changes and protein skimming is the best. Were saying no ocean water since it is full of pollutants.
musho3210 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
R D
New Member
 
Thats what I needed to know,I knew this would be the place to find out. Thank y'all for your help. Protein skimmers will be next,What about a saltwater well,where I am at we have saltwater if you drill too deep or would it have the same pollutants as ocean water?
R D is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 05:28 PM
saltwater well would probably be high in other things like phosphates and copper, you still need to do RO and synthetic salt mix. Trust me its a lot easier than hauling buckets and buckets of water from the ocean.
musho3210 is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
R D
New Member
 
I'm assuming I can find a RO unit at the better pet stores or they can order one,can it be found online?Do they make them bigger than 75gpd?Trying not to be dumber than a box of rocks, but I just don't know. I have always done this the way I was taught and that just isn't good enough.
R D is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 06:28 PM
there might be, i think ive seen units that do 120 gpd, let me check.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113775
thats 200 gpd
musho3210 is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 07:37 PM
New Member
 
NO one that really makes amazing home reefs really use natural salt water. First off, you need to go like 25 miles of coast just to get un polluted water. There Is not really any product to remove nitrates that is safe for saltwater aquatica. water changes and skimming only things you can do, skimmer would probably really help if not fix your problem. RO water is really the only way to go.
Andre is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
R D
New Member
 
I would like to thank you for your help and the link,thats a great site,I was just looking at skimmers and then found a page on cats(we have 5 with #8 6 day old kittens from one the neighbors left when thy moved) Once I start with good clean water again then the RO unit will maintian it just fine, I lose around 100 gals a week through evaporation,Thank y'all again very much.
R D is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 09:17 PM
could we get some pictures, probably one heck of a tank if you lost 100 gallons a week :O, i lost about 1/2 a gallon a week
musho3210 is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
R D
New Member
 
Let me see if I can pull some up. They are jpg and not allowed :(
R D is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 03-25-2007, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
R D
New Member
 
I will have to put them on our blue crab forum(something I have been going to do for months) as soon as I do I will come back and post a link,it will be a day or 2,thanks again for the help
R D is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High nitrAtes... Bartman Water Chemistry 5 04-23-2009 08:37 PM
Nitrates Are Way Too High. crazy4fish Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 12 03-01-2008 06:11 PM
High nitrates!! Dtld9 Tropical Fish Diseases 11 02-10-2008 12:08 AM
high nitrates lioness501 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 15 02-23-2007 04:15 AM
High nitrates Greg Tropical Fish Diseases 15 09-21-2006 12:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome