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Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by reefer2b, Jan 27, 2008.

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    d.french

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    add some big clams to your setup biff and nitrates will be zero, they love to filter feed on nitrates.
     
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    Biff, is it the carbon in the canister filters that cause nitrates or the pad? or both?
     
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    its mainly the pads, you don't want to run carbon constantly anyway, i only run it once or twice a month for a total of 3 to 4 days.
     
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    Any mechanical or chemical media allowed to become a biological filter will produce nitrate.So both filter floss,carbon,sponge filters etc. can become nitrate factories.
     
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    I used to have to crapister filters on my 90 they were rated for way more then the tank size. After years of battling nitrate problems I built a refugium with a better skimmer and no nitrates at all anymore. Look on youtube at the protien skimmers and you will see the hype. I would forget the canister and get the best skimmer you can afford. The power sweeps are junk too by the way.
     
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