how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

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how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby bobvin » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:04 am

algae develops in aquarium due to silicates, nitrates in aquarium. h.ow can I remove these elements from water? I read some resins can use to remove nitrates.



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Re: how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby Ashok » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:35 am

Can you explain all about the set up??
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Re: how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby bobvin » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:21 pm

this is a freshwater aquarium

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Re: how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby Ashok » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:46 pm

bobvin wrote:this is a freshwater aquarium


bobvin you can use media/resin but these will cost you a lot in long term, i will suggest you to resolve the route cause of silicate, for nitrate change water frequently and control on feeding your fish, also remove the left over food from tank after feeding.
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Re: how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby Romi » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:05 pm

Ashok wrote:
bobvin wrote:this is a freshwater aquarium


bobvin you can use media/resin but these will cost you a lot in long term, i will suggest you to resolve the route cause of silicate, for nitrate change water frequently and control on feeding your fish, also remove the left over food from tank after feeding.


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instead of buying Zeolites and resins, simple water changes and correct feeding of fish is advisable, if pursued with careful observation of effects over time.

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Re: how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:25 am

Sometimes silicates etc already present in tape water. Now what can we do? So I think resin or any other material we need to absorb silicates.
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Re: how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby apuda2010 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:02 pm

I think we need to understand that if we continue removing everything from the water and start using distilled de-ionised water, all plants and fish will eventually die.

Its funny but true. Hobbyists make so much effort on treating an algae , that sometimes we forget that algae is an essential part of water itself !!

Are you fighting an algae outbreak ? Is your tank cycled ? Do you keep adding plants from different sources carrying various strains of algae every month ? Do you have good quality filtration ? Is your tap water full of nutrients (like in Kolkata for example) ? Do you have excessive lighting ? Do you love to buy expensive fertilisers and keep adding these as per something you have read on Google ?

Someday, I will write a journal on my battle with algae. It has taken me 2 full years to stabilise the tank and make it free of some resistant forms of algae. The main effort has been behind water quality and stable CO2 in the tank and just about NOTHING else.

Hope no one misunderstands...I dont mean to discourage or hurt anyone's feelings.I also went through exactly the same steps long back :).

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Re: how to remove silicates, nitrates from aquarium water?

Unread postby Romi » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:08 am

apuda2010 wrote:I think we need to understand that if we continue removing everything from the water and start using distilled de-ionised water, all plants and fish will eventually die.

Its funny but true. Hobbyists make so much effort on treating an algae , that sometimes we forget that algae is an essential part of water itself !!

Are you fighting an algae outbreak ? Is your tank cycled ? Do you keep adding plants from different sources carrying various strains of algae every month ? Do you have good quality filtration ? Is your tap water full of nutrients (like in Kolkata for example) ? Do you have excessive lighting ? Do you love to buy expensive fertilisers and keep adding these as per something you have read on Google ?

Someday, I will write a journal on my battle with algae. It has taken me 2 full years to stabilise the tank and make it free of some resistant forms of algae. The main effort has been behind water quality and stable CO2 in the tank and just about NOTHING else.

Hope no one misunderstands...I dont mean to discourage or hurt anyone's feelings.I also went through exactly the same steps long back :).



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So true! The best anti-algae treatment is 'knowledge', which is gained slowly by experience, friends, and the net ... ;)