Combat stubborn nitrate levels with greater ease. Cobalt Aquatics Anti-Nitrate Filter Resin is a high-capacity nitrate removing resin that comes pre-bagged for ease of use and replacement. Nitrate is rapidly removed from your aquarium water resulting in a healthy environment for your fish and invertebrates. Anti-Nitrate is safe for fish, plants and invertebrates and can remove up to 30 mg/l of nitrate on the first day of use and up to 5 mg/l for 15 days.
Cobalt Aquatics Anti-Nitrate Filter Resin is great for use with freshwater and saltwater marine aquariums including reef aquariums. 5.0 oz jar includes two 2.5 oz bags for easy use and replacement.
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Nitrate Removal Options for Complete Nitrification
Control of nitrate and nitrogen cycle imbalances in freshwater aquariums relies on a multi-step approach. The easiest way to help foster complete nitrification is by keeping your aquarium clean. Routine water changes are vital to toxic waste removal and should be performed regularly, regardless of the filtration system you employ.
The addition of live plants will also help control nitrate. Nitrate and other nitrogenous compounds are vital for plant growth and aquatic plants will pull these chemical compounds from the water column. There are also chemical media that help detoxify nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia. Finally, products such as the Nitrate Reductor help create a low-oxygen chamber inside, beside, or in the sump of any aquarium to house bacteria that break down nitrate.
Like freshwater systems, saltwater aquariums also require routine cleanings and water changes for the best nitrate and nitrogen cycle control. Beneficial macroalgae and chemical media also help reduce nitrate levels in your saltwater system. Skimmers can be particularly effective at helping prevent the formation of toxic chemical compounds, since they remove dissolved proteins from the water column. Refugiums can also be ideal locations for the growth of nitrate-consuming bacteria.
Possibly the simplest way to help control nitrogenous chemical toxins in your saltwater system is through the addition of live rock. In addition to being rich in biological diversity, live rock is unique in that it supports both nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria. Oxygen-loving nitrifying bacteria colonize on the rock's outer surface and aid in the nitrogen cycle. Within the live rock, in low-oxygen areas, denitrifying bacteria thrive to help consume nitrate and promote complete nitrification.