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I did a search and found two threads on nitrazorb. Good to know that it works! (My TAP WATER nitrates are usually at 20ppm.) However, neither of the threads answered my question.

I have three filters in my tank. Does that mean that I need three packages of NitraZorb? Or maybe I can just use one? If not, do you think that two is sufficient?

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Tank Set Up--> 30-gal tank; Filter #1: Tetra40 (~220gph), Filter #2: Tetra Whisper 30i (~150 gph), Filter #3: AquaClear20 (~100 gph)

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I believe the package says 1 pack treats 50 gallons, on average. I've used two packs at once in my tank (a 55 gallon) but right now I only have 1 and it's fine. It will depend on your tank size and if you're overstocked. Also, since you have nitrates out of the tap that makes the levels even higher. If I were you I'd keep an eye on the levels with one pack, and if they still seem really high buy a second and put it in one of your other filters.

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I have two in my 60 gallon and 1 in the 55...only because the fish in my 55 are not as sensitive as the ones in the 60 gall. Just make sure if you use them NOT to add aquarium salt. Aquarium salt will release the nitrates into the water, just like zeolite. :)

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I have two in my 60 gallon and 1 in the 55...only because the fish in my 55 are not as sensitive as the ones in the 60 gall. Just make sure if you use them NOT to add aquarium salt. Aquarium salt will release the nitrates into the water, just like zeolite. :)

I never thought of that!!! I don't think I've ever had them in when I salted the tank, but that is a good thing to note for future reference.

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I have two in my 60 gallon and 1 in the 55...only because the fish in my 55 are not as sensitive as the ones in the 60 gall. Just make sure if you use them NOT to add aquarium salt. Aquarium salt will release the nitrates into the water, just like zeolite. :)

thank you! they are soaking in salt right now so i'll wait until that's over to give it a try.

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great! so it doesn't matter if its in every filter. thats wonderful. thank you!

You're going to hate this - I say this having read your other threads about your cycle and stuff, but - don't use the Nitra-Zorb until you've got a cycle going.

It absorbs ammonia and nitrites too. "A convenient pouch of natural and synthetic ion-exchange resins that selectively remove ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate from freshwater aquariums."

If you use Nitra-zorb You will never get a cycle established. You can use it after the cycle is established to moderate your nitrate levels.

Here is my advice:

Treat new water with Prime.

Use Cycle or Stability if you want to.

Do big water changes every day.

Don't use anything else.

Feed the fish lightly.

Be patient - relax.

I know you have high nitrates from the tap, but just do water changes. Just change the water when your ammonia and nitrites go up.

Stop over-thinking this. Just do water changes. Relax...

:)

When your cycle is established, ask us again how to use Nitra-zorb to moderate nitrates. There's two different ways people do it here. We will tell you then.

Until then, water changes, relax, don't over-think it.

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Okay, thanks! I will ask if the tank ever gets cycled. I'm beginning to have my doubts...

I had some Cycle before. I quit using it after Swimmey moved in. Is it worth it? Should I buy some more?

By the stabilizer, do you mean the API 7.5 pH stabilizer? :)

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Stop over-thinking this. Just do water changes. Relax... :)

I like this!!! Good advice BCT!

I don't think he meant ph stablizer...more likely a cycle jump starter..."Cycle" or "Stability"

Yup! Seachem Stability

http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Stability.html

http://www.Not Allowed/fishforum/aquarium...-stability.html

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Stop over-thinking this. Just do water changes. Relax... :)

I like this!!! Good advice BCT!

I don't think he meant ph stablizer...more likely a cycle jump starter..."Cycle" or "Stability"

Yup! Seachem Stability

http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Stability.html

http://www.Not Allowed/fishforum/aquarium...-stability.html

i bought the seachem stability tonight. :)

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Stop over-thinking this. Just do water changes. Relax... :)

I like this!!! Good advice BCT!

I don't think he meant ph stablizer...more likely a cycle jump starter..."Cycle" or "Stability"

Yup! Seachem Stability

http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Stability.html

http://www.Not Allowed/fishforum/aquarium...-stability.html

i bought the seachem stability tonight. :)

Yay! Hope everything turns out well!

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