how do you use orca nitra guard cubes

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  1. keegz001

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    i was thinking of buying these nitra cubes for my new tank apperently they work?
    and how do you use them? in a bag in your sump?
     
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    (read the instructions that comes with them) put them in the bag with a air stone and u are done
     
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    I personally don't think the airstone is even necessary. I'm getting fast and fabulous results with them just sitting in a slowish flow.
     
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    As per @KillerWhale there need to be air for the bacteria growing on the cubes to multiply, more air, how more sufficient the cubes become, less air then the cubes only works 20% off there true potential. I run 4.5L cubes with two large air stones the size off my hand palm with great results...
     
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    Well-oxygenated water moving over the media is all you need, it seems.
     
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    They work, there is no doubt about it. If you put them in a bag, make sure it's coarse mesh or netting (onion bag). A filter bag will kill performance.
     
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    Riaan, rather follow the instructions, I think @KillerWhale didn't just research that using the bomb method is a after thought. You cubes are working now, but they do need to be agitated with air to keep them free of the mulm that will collect on them.
     
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    The bomb method needs an airstone because wrapping it in a bag kills the flow through it. I don't use a bag and thus don't have that problem. As for the mulm, I intend shaking the basket in a bucket of WC water on a weekly basis. I don't see the point of allowing nutrient-laden die-off to end up in the water column where the skimmer can only get to a fraction of it.
     
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    The Cubes come with their own bags...I'm sure my Bio-Cubes and Titanium both had bags..folded in their containers..just remember to soak in RO water for 24hrs..before use...
     
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    This actually feeds your corals too.
     
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    True - but I have mostly photosynthetic softies.
     
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    :lol:

    Daniel__s_Facepalm_by_xAikaNoKurayami.jpg
     
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    Go **** yourself.
     
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    :tt2: Shame boet, you need to do better than that:finger:
     
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    Uhuh. Your idea of a response is a picture? Let's hear your rebuttal, seeing as you're so clever.

    Unlike you, I can think further instead drooling over the instructions on the bottle and following them like a sheep. If you actually understood the biology you'd shut your piehole.

    Now piss off.
     
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    Ok Ok chill guys we don't need this crap.
     
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    That's uncalled for, the instructions are there for it to work optimally, a lot of r&d was spent on it, and express reef has numerous times spoken to me and orca about it

    Follow the instructions for it to work best
     
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    Two things, one, swearing and personal attacks are not tolerated AT ALL on the forum, continuing with such will result in you being banned, and two, posting facepalm pics is a VERY offensive gesture and will also result in a ban!

    The purpose of this forum is to help and support each other by giving advice and sharing idea's, why the hell are you guys calling each other stupid and swearing at each other for?

    @keegz001 I have move the relevant posts to a new thread for you where the discussion can continue, hopefully in a civil manner - How do you use orca nitra guard cubes? - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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