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jazzo
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Location: MALTA

PostPosted: 2005.06.09(Thu)8:40    Post subject: Denitrator Coil Filter Reply with quote

Hi,

Has anyone used a Denitrator Coil filter for the fresh water aquariums?

Do you know what flow rate to use?

Also is this effective?

I would like to introduce one in the Rack system I'm building, the coil will be feed from water coming out of the trickle filter and the output of the coil will be feed to the sub filter.
What do you think about this?

regards,
jazzo
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number6
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Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2005.06.09(Thu)9:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am familiar withthe denitrator filters. They are not useful nor helpful for freshwater aquariums IMHO. nitrates in a SW setting do instant and predictable harm. Nitrates in FW are simply the item we measure to know when all pollutants in the tank have reached hazardous levels. At that time you need to do a water change.

if nitrates are a concern because they are in your tap water, then the coil can be useful. The drip rate should be just when the steady stream breaks into drips. Then you have it right. Make a mistake and you'll end up with nitrite again. Expect results in 4 to 6 weeks. Anacharis is much easier... LOL
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PostPosted: 2005.06.13(Mon)10:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks number 6 for you explanation and advice.
I do have some nitrates in the tap water and so I decided to give it a try.
I've set it as you said, and now we just wait and see.
Thanks again
jazzo
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