12-10-2010, 07:37 AM
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Here's an update. I've been doing alot of research on a relative new product, NP reducing pellets, that will in theory allow aerobic growth of bacteria which consequently will consume nitrate and phosphate simultaneously.The bacteria will then be consumed by filter and suspension feeding organisms such as sponges and corals, or skimmed off by a protein skimmer. This product is suppose to be effective enough where there will be no need to use phosphate removing media in the aquarium. It claims that it also prevent the growth of cyanobacteria, as the bacteria growing on NP-reducing BioPellets will compete with these phototrophic nuisance microbes Phosphate, nitrate should in theory get driven down to undetectable levels. As you know these two components in any aquarium is undesireable and eliminating them will make your aquarium thrive whether you have a reef or just plain FOWLR. I will update my thread on this type of product and verify success or failure while using it. As you know, anytime you're adding/changing any parameters in an aquarium you should do so very slowly, thus i only added like 30% of the recommended amount of the product to my aquarium. I will add the rest in a timely fashion over a period of months. here's a picture of the product.
And it being used in my aquarium
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