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Kent Marine Nitrate Sponge

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Nitrates are ions that are commonly found in aquariums if the water is not cleaned and filtered regularly. Nitrates come from nitrites. In turn, nitrites come from ammonia, which is produced by decomposing biological wastes and sp...
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Nitrates are ions that are commonly found in aquariums if the water is not cleaned and filtered regularly. Nitrates come from nitrites. In turn, nitrites come from ammonia, which is produced by decomposing biological wastes and spoiled uneaten food.

When left to stay in aquarium water, high levels of nitrates greatly affect the health of fish, corals and plants in a very bad way. Nitrates cause oxygen levels to decrease. As a result, fish will have a hard time breathing, which will make them exert extra effort that can agitate their gills. Corals will not properly form their exoskeletons and plants will not thrive well.

To make sure that your aquarium is free of nitrates, you'll have to use the Kent Marine Nitrate Sponge from Pet Store. This product is a zeolitic filter medium that works in a couple of direct ways. The first one is that it absorbs ammonia in the water. The second one is that it encourages the process of anaerobic de-nitrification through a biological process, thanks to its porous and granular texture.

The Kent Marine Nitrate Sponge can be used with freshwater and saltwater tanks. It is safe to use in direct contact with the water because it does not release back the ammonia, and it does not absorb nutrients.
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Great Product Product Review by PATRICK MCCOY (Posted on 7/26/09)
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Excellent!

Comments: I have been using the Kent Marine Nitrate Sponge for over 2 years in many systems I own. Since using this product in my tanks I have not been able to get any reading of nitrates or ammonia at all. VERY good product. Just make sure to follow the directions. Also when the media is spent it doesn't leach. Best used in a fluidized reaction chamber like the Kent Marine Phos Reactor.

wished it worked faster Product Review by Mike (Posted on 3/18/08)
Rating
Great!

Comments: This product does what it says, but you need to give it about two to three weeks to start working. At this point you will notice a gradual decline in nitrate levels. Over the next few weeks you will see another drop in nitrate levels. In my experince it didnt take levels to zero. but fairly close to zero.

Great Stuff!!!! Product Review by RICHARD MOTTA (Posted on 12/23/07)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: This stuff is great A++++, I use this in my 125g Reef. I place Kents Nitrate sponge in a media bag inside my sump. It takes a week or so to start working and I replace about 3/4 each month and it keep my Nitrates in the safe zone....I would recomened this stuff to anyone that cares about keeping a perfect environment for natures little creatures

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