Zeolite for Saltwater tank

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Rick, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    Is zeolite safe for saltwater tanks?

    I have various fish, anemone, various crabs and snails, a few polyp corals
    (zoo, button, starburst)

    I plan on placing in my sump.

    -Rick
     
    Rick, Dec 7, 2003
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    kim gross Guest

    Rick wrote:
    > Is zeolite safe for saltwater tanks?
    >
    > I have various fish, anemone, various crabs and snails, a few polyp corals
    > (zoo, button, starburst)
    >
    > I plan on placing in my sump.
    >
    > -Rick
    >
    >

    It does not work to adsorb ammonia in saltwater so it is not worth
    putting in your tank.

    Kim
    http://www.jensalt.com
     
    kim gross, Dec 7, 2003
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  3. Rick

    Rick Guest

    > It does not work to adsorb ammonia in saltwater so it is not worth
    > putting in your tank.


    So on saltwater tanks, it atracts "other" ions and fills up so to speak?

    Or maybe the presence of "Salts" inhibits the process?

    -Rick

    "kim gross" <kgross@jensalt.com> wrote in message
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    > Rick wrote:
    > > Is zeolite safe for saltwater tanks?
    > >
    > > I have various fish, anemone, various crabs and snails, a few polyp

    corals
    > > (zoo, button, starburst)
    > >
    > > I plan on placing in my sump.
    > >
    > > -Rick
    > >
    > >


    >
    > Kim
    > http://www.jensalt.com
    >
     
    Rick, Dec 7, 2003
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  4. Rick

    Slim Shaggy Guest

    In freshwater setups, when your ammonia removing resin quits working you
    soak it in a brine solution (2/3C salt to 1G water) for 24 hours to
    "recharge" it.

    So basically putting it in a marine aquarium which is a slight brine
    solotion makes it not work how it's supposed to because it absorbs the wrong
    things and actually hinders the biological filter process somehow.

    -John


    "Rick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
    news:u%LAb.733$Zq2.671660@news2.news.adelphia.net...
    > > It does not work to adsorb ammonia in saltwater so it is not worth
    > > putting in your tank.

    >
    > So on saltwater tanks, it atracts "other" ions and fills up so to speak?
    >
    > Or maybe the presence of "Salts" inhibits the process?
    >
    > -Rick
    >
    > "kim gross" <kgross@jensalt.com> wrote in message
    > news:vt61mh871djff6@corp.supernews.com...
    > > Rick wrote:
    > > > Is zeolite safe for saltwater tanks?
    > > >
    > > > I have various fish, anemone, various crabs and snails, a few polyp

    > corals
    > > > (zoo, button, starburst)
    > > >
    > > > I plan on placing in my sump.
    > > >
    > > > -Rick
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    > >
    > > Kim
    > > http://www.jensalt.com
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Slim Shaggy, Dec 7, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    It will be exhausted by about the time it hits the water. The only thing they are used for
    is as a Nitrate Sponge, which is a Zeolite, the same exact Zeolite as Nitrate Sponges.
    These Zeolites really don't remove Nitrate as an exchanger, the pore structure ends up
    acting like a LR, where denitrification takes place and Nitrate is converted to Nitrogen
    gas.More live rock or any porous media will do the same thing with the right pore
    structure and surface area.

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    "Rick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
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    : Is zeolite safe for saltwater tanks?
    :
    : I have various fish, anemone, various crabs and snails, a few polyp corals
    : (zoo, button, starburst)
    :
    : I plan on placing in my sump.
    :
    : -Rick
    :
    :
     
    Boomer, Dec 8, 2003
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