Nitrate is extremely important in micro fauna and coral nutrition. If present in adequate quantities will promote “biological filtration” along with coral improved colouration and health.
For bacteria and other microscopic organisms to assimilate Carbon and Phosphorus, Nitrogen is required in adequate amounts.
With the increased efficiency of filtration systems, low and ultra-low nutrients aquariums are becoming more and more common. These systems are often Nitrogen depleted. If a system is nutrient depleted will mean that “biological filtration” won’t happen as efficiently as it should and nutrients like PO4 are likely to rise and become pollutants, unless other forms of filtration are employed.
Z-NitroPlus support microbial growth and reproduction and will improve biological filtration by allowing microscopic plankton and bacteria to consume Carbon and Phosphate. These bacteria can then be exported via mechanical filtration or used as food by other organisms in our aquariums, like sponges, corals, clams, tunicates, etc.
Z-NitroPlus is a natural source of NO3 that can be dosed to the aquarium in a controlled manner in order to achieve ideal NO3 levels. We recommend to use Z-NitroPlus if your levels of Nitrate are below 5ppm.
Before dosing Z-NitroPlus we recommend the use of reliable and precise Nitrate test kits to determine the levels of Nitrate in the aquarium.
1ml of Z-NitroPlus will increase ~1ppm of NO3 in 100l of aquarium water.
Once Nitrate levels are determined, we recommend only increasing 1-2ppm of NO3 per day by dosing the required amount and waiting 24h to test NO3 levels. This procedure should be repeated until the desired levels of NO3 are achieved.