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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2017, 06:13 PM
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What's the point of removing nitrates from a planted tank? Plants do that for you on their own. If your nitrates aren't being removed by your plants then you are way overstocked with fish or understocked with plants (or something else is missing).

Plants need nitrogen in some form to grow and can't take it directly from air as N2.


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