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    Text Version: Nutrients, part 1

    Organic Nutrients: Food, Fish Waste. Another name for Organic Nutrients are Organic Nitrate (NO3) and Organic Phosphate (PO4). Hobby test kits cannot test for these.

    Inorganic Nutrients: Inorganic Nitrate (NO3) and Inorganic Phosphate (PO4). These are invisible, but they are what hobby test kits test for.
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    Text Version: Nutrients, part 2

    Food --> fish,corals --> Organic Nitrate, Organic Phosphate.

    Organic Nitrate, Organic Phosphate --> Bacteria --> Inorganic Nitrate, Inorganic Phosphate.

    Inorganic Nitrate, Inorganic Phosphate --> Algae --> Oxygen
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    Text Version: Nutrients, part 3

    The amount of Inorganic Nitrate and Inorganic Phosphate that a scrubber removes is directly controlled by how much light-power hits the scrubber:

    1" - The light-power is full strength.

    4" - At 4" distance, the same bulb power has to cover four times the area, so the power per square inch is only 25 percent of what is was (reduced 75%).

    6" - At 6" distance, the same bulb power has to cover nine times the area, so the power per square inch is only 11 percent of what is was (reduced 89%).

    This is why placing the bulb very close to the scrubber is extremely important.
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    Re: Nutrients

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    Text Version: Nutrients, part 4

    Our Tanks: High Inorganic Nutrients, Low Organic Nutrients.
    The Ocean: Low Inorganic Nutrients, High Organic Nutrients.



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    Text Version: Nutrients, part 5

    When Food Decomposes

    Food ==> Bacteria ==> Inorganic Nitrate and Inorganic Phosphate ==>

    ==> Algae growth on your rocks and glass eats most of the
    Inorganic Nitrate and Inorganic Phosphate.

    ==> The remaining Inorganic Nitrate and Inorganic Phosphate
    stays in your water, which is what you read when you test.




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