Denitrate coil (how to make? and dose it really work?)

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by nanomania, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    i just came across a video on youtube and read a few forums on denitrate coil. i want to know how to make it with pictures and does it really work coz my nitrates are always high.
     
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  3. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Wouldn't it be easier/cheaper to just find out the source of your nitrate issues and then take care of it? Like maybe less feeding, upping your water changes. What are your nitrates reading anyways?
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    35-50. its due to death of many snails. though i removed them, still the nitrates dont go down. i just have 2 chromis and i feed them in such a way that they eat all. i just have softies and are doing great. if i add a clown, it dies within 24hrs. i changed 100% water in 3 days, 5th day i tested, the nitrates were again the same. i have a skimmer and an HOB. my plan is to trash this tank and go for a brand new tank as iv made many mistakes in this tank. so was just trying if u could test this method on the current tank. my tank is like 2yrs old.
     
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  6. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    have tried vodka, i get a huge cayno outbreak.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    what about sulpher? is it good? iv not yet read many reviews about it. can it work in a TLF phosban reactor?
     
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  9. Reefing Madness

    Reefing Madness Skunk Shrimp

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    Sulpher Denitrators work fast. Most will use them for a period of time, then remove them until its needed again.
    Not sure if you can use that Phosban Reactor for Sulpher or not, from what I understand, you have to have a relief valve on top of unit to release gas that builds up in there.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    so do u get sulpher media at any of the lab? or u need to buy online or lfs? as i dont get any of this here.
     
  11. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    and how often i need to change the media?
     
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