RSS Terrible Advice Tuesdays: The Natural Ammonia Reducer

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    Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Nitrates eat ammonia.

    The rest of the story: Look out! Chemical compounds have morphed into biological organisms that consume other compounds! AAHHHH!!!

    Ammonia (NH3) is a chemical compound that is digested by bacteria during the first step of the nitrogen cycle. Nitrate (NO3) is a chemical compound that is the end result of the 3-step nitrogen cycle. Without ammonia, you’ll never get nitrates, but nitrates have no bearing on ammonia during the nitrogen cycle.

    Also, the chemical makeup of nitrates makes for a stable compound that has no interest in interacting with ammonia.

    If you want to lower ammonia, you’ll need bacteria, ammonia absorbing media, or a water change to do it, not nitrates.

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