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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #126
Sounds like you have a planted tank & a strong sense of when to stop buying
I also suffer from local tapwater that tests 40ppm Nitrate so I'd ideally
like to find something that at least slows down the rate of Nitrate increase
in my tank without having to go to the extra work of RO & having to
reintroduce GH, KH etc.
& I like fiddling with gadgets.
----- Original Message -----
> Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 13:08:16 -0600
> From: Jerry Baker <jerrybaker at attbi_com>
> Subject: Re: CO2 & denitrators - dumb question time...
> Kevin Buckley wrote:
> > The current issue of a U.K fish (& recently plants) mag. is
> > running a review of denitrators.
> > A common theme is that the various columns, in addition to
> > being low (free of?) Oxygen, need to have a "source of
> > Carbon".
> > I guess pumping CO2 gas in there directly & combining the
> > functions of dinitrator, CO2 reactor & "feeding" Carbon (in
> > the form of dissolved CO2/Carbonic Acid) to the denitrifying
> > bacteria isn't a possibility?
> > Regards, Kevin
> If you are referring to a denitrator for a planted tank, I don't think
> it's necessary. I have to add nitrate to my tank to keep the levels up.
> The plants eat it very fast as long as CO2, light, and micronutrients
> are good. I even have to add phosphates.
> - --
> Jerry Baker