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Important of Nitrate

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Aug 20, 2017
#1
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.



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Joined
Aug 20, 2017
#5
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.


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steveb

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#8
I have used stump remover KNO3 and now am trying NaNO3 but worry a little about sodium ion balance. May try CaNO3 next lol..
 
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