Cat, nice work. You should write it up as an article for the library, they don't have a denitrator in there.oldcat said:I have decided to make a denitrator for my tank some time ago. Finally I got to work. follow up comming soon.
Maybe I am just dense but how is this a denitrator? Seems like a nice, and well made, bio-filter but I do not see how it will lower nitrates. Are you going to somehow start an anaerobic process?oldcat said:I have decided to make a denitrator for my tank some time ago. Finally I got to work.
I think the key word here is trickle. How much water would be able to go through this while remaining de-oxygenated? Bioballs do not really offer a lot of surface for bacteria either. Pot scrubbers would be better, IMHO.stevempaq said:Trickling water through that will most certianly make the water into a anerobic state causeing anerobic bacteria to form as some point within. The concern I would have with this large of a tube is with the formation of hydrogen sulfide. Perosnally I would have all the water form any denitrator first go threw a aeration chamber before reintroduction to tank.