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X-NO3 Aquarium Nitrate Remover FAQ

Updated on December 1, 2015
X-NO3 Aquarium Nitrate Remover
X-NO3 Aquarium Nitrate Remover

Why X-NO3?

X-NO3 is different than other denitrification products in that it can be used in saltwater or freshwater aquariums, can be regenerated indefinitely, and works quickly and effectively. Furthermore, there are no water changes, no danger to your fish, and no expensive upkeep! It is truly the perfect solution for aquarium nitrate removal.

How Does X-NO3 Get Rid Of Nitrates?

X-NO3 selectively absorbs and maintains nitrates, causing nitrate levels to decrease, until it reaches its maximum capacity. If you notice a plateau or spike in nitrate level while monitoring aquarium nitrates then it is time to regenerate the X-NO3. X-NO3 has a high absorption capacity and will not leach back the absorbed nitrate back into the water column.

How Do You Regenerate X-NO3?

Dissolve four cups of table salt into one gallon of room temperature water. Add used X-NO3 and allow to soak overnight. Drain water, rinse X-NO3, and place back in aquarium to continue removing the remaining nitrate. This can be repeated hundreds of times!

What Are Other Ways To Enhance The Effects Of X-NO3?

In addition to using X-NO3 in your aquarium, you can affect nitrate levels in a few ways. This lowers nitrate levels even further and causes effects to last longer. For instance, reducing the number of fish in the aquarium, feeding less, adding live plants or “live rock”, rinsing filters often, and checking nitrate levels of the water you use for water changes in your aquarium can all have an impact on your water chemistry. I.e., if your tap water has a nitrate level of 20ppm, adding it to your aquarium that you have reduced to a nitrate level of 10ppm can actually raise the nitrate level when performing partial water changes rather than decreasing it.


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