May 26, 2000, 6:54 AM
Post #18 of 312
I am glad to see you are finally learning what many of us have known for years, that trickle tower filters drop the nitrate levels. That is also why good lava rock trickle tower filters clear up the green water without UV lights, they starve it out for nitrates. The trickle towers are documented to hold, believe it or not, anerobic bacteria which do the nitrate to nitrogen gas conversion. I realize this seems to be a contradiction in technical terminology, since the anerobic bacteria are those who live without oxygen, and this is a oxygen rich filter. So there is still an unsolved mystery here for me, namely why do trickle towers make this happen when normal filters do not? I don't know the answer to that question, I only know it happens. Since I have installed massive wet/dry trickle towers on every pond and aquarium I have, I don't even need to bother to ever measure nitrates, since I know they will never bother my hobbies.
High Nitrates Level? Try This!
[In reply to]
Someone, I forget who, dragged me by private mail over here for this. Whoever it was, please write me at DocConrad01@aol.com instead of my old email@example.com address. My wife uses the firstname.lastname@example.org address and bought me an entire new account and an entirely new computer so we could surf without having to read each others mail or wait turns (yes we also have multiple lines to the multiple computers). This was a good discussion, thanks to whomever it was for dragging me over. Please also look at the current alkalinity and pH discussions at www.koimag.com NI discussion board, some of you may find that discussion useful in some way. Have a very good day, I always enjoy your site.
Roddy Conrad or DocConrad01@aol.com