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Old 10/21/2008, 10:03 PM   #289
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Originally posted by WaterKeeper

This begs the question on how a fixed film media, something like a UGF or bioballs could create more nitrate than the proteins added to form it. I proposed a theory that perhaps the air plentiful media also encouraged the nitrogen fixing cyanobacter. They could therefore take nitrogen from the atmosphere and convert it to ammonia or nitrate.

Great Mentor-----
with regard to bioballs ect--Isn't it a matter that they collect nitrates with all the other crap which can't be broken down any further and can end up back in the system.
I am not quite clear on how they can produce their own nitrates?

I prefer my substrates stirred but not shaken

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