Phosphate and Nitrate Removal

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Phosphate and Nitrate Removal Treatments Help and Advice

Hinder algae growth in your aquarium

Phosphate and nitrate removal products are perfect for removing unwanted phosphates and nitrates from your aquarium water, which in turn will reduce algae growth. Our range of phosphate and nitrate removal, including brands like NT Labs and JBL, can help help maintain a clean tank.

What is phosphate and nitrate removal?

Phosphate and nitrate removers are designed to remove these potentially damaging substances from your aquarium. Fast and effective, they help to allow the healthy growth of your aquarium fish in your tank.

Why might I buy phosphate and nitrate removal?

Phosphate and nitrate buildups can cause havoc in your tank, leading to fish death, so keeping on top of them is essential to having a beautiful and healthy aquarium. Reducing the levels of these nutrients not only leaves a clean, healthy tank, it also lowers the possibility of algae problems.

What are the main types of phosphate and nitrate removal?

Phosphate and nitrate are invisible substances, so without a test kit you most likely won't know about them until it's too late, but if you can keep on top of their levels your tank stands a better chance of thriving. For instance, Aquaforest NitraPhos Minus is ideal for selectively extracting phosphate from aquarium water, thus counteracting unwanted algae growth in both fresh and saltwater aquariums, particularly common in heavily stocked aquariums in which there are large amounts of organic waste.

What accessories should I buy with phosphate and nitrate removal?

The quickest and easiest way to get phosphates and nitrates down is to change the water. As long as your tap water has a lower nitrate level than your tank water, by replacing it, your nitrate level will go down. Test the nitrate level in both your tank and your tap, to ensure that this is the case. Alternatively, live aquatic plants are nature's nitrate filters, and readily soak up nitrates, and use them as fertiliser. Heavily plant any nitrate-laden aquarium with fast-growing live plants, and they will remove all the nitrate within days or weeks.