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cprefect
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PostPosted: 2004.01.27(Tue)9:59    Post subject: Question about Nitrate Reply with quote


Hello!

I have a question about nitrate.
Have set up a fish marine tank with plans on converting to a reef latter.

My problem is our local water (out of the faucet) has 20 ppm of nitrate. I just had it tested, because I couldn't figure out why with water change outs I couldn't get the Nitrate lower than 20 ppm. Rolling Eyes

I brought this question up to our local fish dealer, and he suggested purchasing ready made sea water for change outs.

I was wondering if a Reverse Osmosis system would to remove the Nitrates?

Does anyone have any sugestions?

Thanks, Smile

Chelle
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Irons
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PostPosted: 2004.01.27(Tue)15:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you looked into setting up a refugium or adding macro algaes to the tank?

It would help eat up any water change Nitrate or any produced in the tank.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)21:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

A RO unit will remove everything in the water. You could try the ready made water or maby a type of bottled water also.
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