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Removes nitrates in tanks up to 800 gallons!
Nitrate can accumulate in saltwater systems from the bacterial breakdown of ammonia and nitrite. High nitrate levels in reef systems not only cause excessive algae growth, but also inhibit stony coral growth and many delicate animals. In place of frequent water changes, you can use the Nitratfilter.
The Nitratfilter reduces the level of nitrate in reef tanks by using denitrifying bacteria, which grow on media in a chamber. The reaction chamber holds 1.5 liters of media and is designed to use sulphur balls or Siporax® ceramic media. Sulphur balls serve as both a substrate and a nutrient for bacteria.
When using Siporax®, the bacteria must be fed regularly with diluted alcohol (1% or less). The Schuran Nitratfilter is capable of reducing 30 mg/L of nitrate to 5 mg/L in an 800-gallon tank. The filter includes an Eheim 1250 pump that is 115V/60 Hz. Suitable for aquariums between 80 and 800 gallons in size, measures 4" L x 10" W x 18" H. Two-year limited warranty.