Preventing Aquarium Nitrate

Nitrates are the end result of the  – or oxidation process – that begins with . One step ahead and the main source of ammonia of course, is organic matter, which is anything organic in nature that decomposes. Organic matter largely consists of fish waste, uneaten fish food, dead plant matter & algae, and all […]

The secret to crystal clear aquarium water

Most, if not all bad things that can happen within the fish tank are caused by chemical and/or biological imbalances of the aquarium water. High nitrate in particular can wreak havoc on the aquarium’s appearance. While nitrates aren’t visible to the eye, their effects certainly are. Clear aquarium water is the most common victim of […]

Are nitrates harmful for my aquarium?

Aquarium nitrate is inevitable as it results from the break down of waste. Below is a brief outline of the main effects nitrate has on the fish tank. Nitrate is a primary food source for algae. Nitrate levels above 10 ppm often cause and fuel rapid algae growth in the aquarium.  (a free-floating algae bloom) […]

Where does aquarium nitrate come from?

There are various sources of aquarium nitrate, some can be avoided and some are inevitable. Remember, high nitrate concentrations in the fish tank are the primary cause of algae outbreaks and green aquarium water! Avoidable sources of aquarium nitrate Tap water contains nitrate This includes both city and well water. City water is normally regulated […]

How to remove nitrate from the aquarium

Nitrates are generally very low in natural waters, in part by the high rate of dilution due to large quantities of water, but also because of the hydrologic-cycle. A common practice used to lower aquarium nitrates is the . In reality however, water changes are more of a nitrate dilution then removal. How to remove […]