How many times can NITRA-ZORB be recharged?
For a new aquarium or when ammonia or nitrite is detected: recharge every 5 days for the first month, and then every 2 weeks for the second month. For an established aquarium: recharge every 2 weeks.
Where do I put NITRA-ZORB in filter?
Directions: rinse pouch under tap water. Place pouch in path of water flow in the aquarium filter. For a new aquarium, or when ammonia or nitrite is detected, recharge every 5 days for the first month, then every 2 weeks for the second month. For an established aquarium, recharge every 2 weeks.
How long does NITRA-ZORB take to work?
A 3.7 oz (105 g) pouch of Nitra-Zorb in a 20 U.S. gallon (75.6 L) aquarium will remove 5.0 ppm ammonia, 1.0 ppm nitrite, and 20 ppm nitrate in 24-48 hours. If the aquarium is overstocked or fed heavily, the build-up of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate may occur as fast it can be removed by Nitra-Zorb.
What filter media removes nitrites?
The Imagitarium Nitrate Filter Media can help reduce unsightly algae accumulation in your tank. When used in a filter, this aquarium media helps trap nitrate-rich particles in your tank to help maintain a crystal clear environment for your cold-blooded creatures.
Do nitrate filter pads work?
This stuff works fast. I had murky fish tank water with high nitrates. no matter what I tried to fix it with. I cut a square of this and put in my hob filter and water is crystal clear and nitrates are normal !
Does Purigen remove nitrates?
Purigen does not directly remove nitrate to any big extent. It removes organic matter before it can break down into nitrate, however. That’s the same for a skimmer or GAC.
What is the fastest way to lower nitrates in an aquarium?
What can we do to aid in the removal of nitrates from the aquarium?
- Add live plants to a freshwater aquarium. Plants naturally utilize nitrate as a nutrient and food.
- Reduce fish population or upgrade to bigger tank.
- Cut back on feeding.
- Use a nitrate remover such as ALGONE.
Will live plants reduce nitrates?
Keeping live plants: Live plants utilize nitrate and will help keep the levels lower.
Does lava rock reduce nitrates?
Within this anaerobic environment inside the rock, denitrifying bacteria consume the nitrate and produce oxygen and nitrogen. We all know how nitrate in the aquarium is bad news for fish and shrimp so Lava Rock really is the most natural and best way of removing nitrate.
Can I use carbon and Purigen together?
They can definately be used together, and also using carbon should make your Purigen last a lot longer. I use both. They do different things for the most part. If you had to choose, I would use a very good grade carbon first, and purigen second.
Does Purigen hold beneficial bacteria?
purigen is like magic. it can only be beneficial for your tank and makes your water crystal clear like you wouldn’t believe. It’s a resin designed to absorb organic matter and tannins and can be recharged using bleach. It doesn’t have an impact on biofiltration.
What is Nitra-Zorb?
API NITRA-ZORB is a filtration media in a pouch format that works to remove harmful toxins, such as ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite, from freshwater aquariums. API NITRA-ZORB reduces the risk of fish loss when starting or maintaining an aquarium.
What is Nitra-Zorb filtration media made of?
NITRA-ZORB filtration media is made of natural and synthetic ion-exchange resins that selectively remove toxins from freshwater aquariums. NITRA-ZORB filtration media is completely phosphate-free and can be reused after recharging. Rinse pouch under tap water.
What is the size of a zorb filter pouch?
The actual pouch is 7 x 7 inches square, but because of the media, the final dimensions are 7 x 6.5 inches. The pouch is sized to sit nicely in one of the baskets of canister filters. All of the size 6 pouches (PHOS-ZORB™ filtration media, NITRA-ZORB filtration media, BIO-CHEM ZORB™ filtration media, ACTIVATED CARBON, etc.) will be this size.
What is the difference between API Bio-Chem Zorb and API Phos-Zorb filtration?
Contrarily, API BIO-CHEM ZORB filtration media works to remove more general aquarium pollutants, such as colors, odors, heavy metals, and toxic gases. API PHOS-ZORB filtration media specifically targets phosphate and silicate in aquarium water.