• Welcome back Guest!

    MARSH is a private reefing group. Comments and suggestions are encouraged, but please keep them positive and constructive. Negative threads, posts, or attacks will be removed from view and reviewed by the staff. Continually disruptive, argumentative, or flagrant rule breakers may be suspended or banned.

Important of Nitrate

Aug 20, 2017
Hi all, sharing how I save an acan back to life by dosing Nitrate
At 5 month my acan starting to bleach

My tank was 0 Nitrate and 0 po4 due to my low bioload and deep sand bed
So I start to dose stamp remover as source of Nitrate now after 3 month of dosing it finally gain its color back

Anemone too, from this

To this now

Nitrate and po4 can’t be 0 for a mix reef is what I learn. The ratio of N :p is better staying at 10:1 is what o find out good for my tank.

Tank is 14 month now and sps are doing fine.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Aug 20, 2017
I Dissolve 10 grams in 1 liter of fresh water. That 10 grams contains 6.14 grams of nitrate, so that solution is 6,140 ppm nitrate.

If you add 1 ml of the solution per 2 gallons of tank water volume, that will boost nitrate by 0.8 ppm nitrate.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Board Member
Jun 24, 2009
I have used stump remover KNO3 and now am trying NaNO3 but worry a little about sodium ion balance. May try CaNO3 next lol..