Nitrate reducers

Discussion in 'Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS' started by Adee, 18 Mar 2010.

  1. Adee

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    Howdy,

    Please let me know where I can get my hands on either one locally....not sure if u can give local costing as well.

    Sulphur Vs Alcohol Nitrate Filters | The Aquarium Solution

    Planning for my new 2000L system, would also need to know the spec capabilites for each. System will be SPS dominated with a high bio load.

    thanks
    Adrian
     
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    oops sorry wrong forum
     
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    Hiya Adee

    Sorry for the late reply, ill reply in full asap as i need to talk to Stuart and he is away until next week.

    Regards Tony
     
  5. Stuart Bertram

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    I have passed this on to Adam at Exotic Aquatics

    Cheers
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    Hay guys, yesterday i set up a NPF1020(p) on a FOWLR system that has a nitrate of 200ppm+.

    I think this must be the first one in the country and i am very impressed with the build and concept. I will keep you updated on the nitrate progress.
     
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    Are these units set and forget or require constant monitoring,, how are they with clogging up?
     
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    Achilles I am told they are far better than the sulpher units. But best let Tony explain as it is my first one of this type. Got a few of the AM and home made ones working very well so do not forsee any issues.
     
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    Like all nitrate units you are growing a bacterial colony so you need to be carefull to feed the right amount of food and water but generally once fully operational they are easy to run.

    If you have an aquarium computer then they are really easy to set up too.

    If you feed with a peristaltic pump for both the water and the alcohol then the flow remains constant into the reactor and you just play with the flow if it starts to go too low in redox.

    I have run a NFP616 on 3000 lts and maintained a heavily stocked and fed aquarium at about 0.2 ppm for the last year.

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    By the way I run mine without using a redox computer. The difference between the Deltec unit and the AM unit is that there is a constant flow with the NFP model and so it processes much more water. It also removes the need for the controller

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