thread: Bubble Tower
View Single Post
Old 02/24/2007, 09:46 PM   #25
Moved On
hahnmeister's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brew City, WI
Posts: 10,786
Wet Drys are notorious nitrate producers... just because you havent seen that result yet, or perhaps your LR is keeping up. People can have nitrate problems for a variety of reasons beyond a wet-dry, so to deduct that wet-drys must not be part of the problem is not accurate.

You need to talk with Bornemann, Calfo, or maybe Holmes-Farley. There is plenty of work on the subject... bio-balls were designed to convert ammonia and nitrite to nitrates. Its part of the process. Part of that process also results in the release of phosphates by the aerobic bacteria.

hahnmeister is offline   Reply With Quote