Nitrate Reduction Products
Noticing several complaints, recently, about high nitrates, I’m wondering if anyone has ACTUALLY tried these two products for NO3 reduction and what they found:
- Red Sea NO3:PO4-X
- Brightwell Aquatics Xport NO3 Cubes (supposedly limited to pH =/> 7.5)
I can’t find any useful references to users of these products in freshwater systems via searches. Although, I did find one member that claimed the Red Sea NO3:PO4-X works in FW systems, but that thread burned out without his expanding on it.
We don’t need to go into the “why attempt denitrification” issues or testimonials regarding vodka, white vinegar or methanol. This is just about whether or not these specific products do what they claim to do. Maybe combining these two products would be beneficial(?).
In the case of the NoPox, I’m wondering if this is supposed to ‘activate’ anaerobic bacteria in our substrates or if some sort of denitrifier is expected to be established first.