New – Nitrate Reducer Pad 10 X 18 X 1″



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UPC: 703624629779
Media pad made of poly-fiber which will lower the amount of nitrate in your tank.
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Nitrate Reducer Pad

High aquarium nitrate levels can cause a variety of issues for your fish including increased stress, lower immunity, decreased ability to reproduce, and promotes algae growth. The JBJ Nitrate Reducer Pad will maintain safe nitrate levels in your aquarium or pond water, ultimately helping to increase your fish's life span. Like all our infused media pads, our long-lasting poly-fiber material is up to twice as thick and is much more rigid than competing pads, enabling them to fit tighter, hold their shape longer, filter more effectively, and last longer. These pads will: * Quickly reduce nitrates to safe levels * Promote beneficial bacteria colonies for a healthier aquatic environment * Effectively remove all organic particles, foreign debris, residual medications, excess food, and waste * Improve and maintain fish health  

What are nitrates?

Nitrates (NO3) are a type of nitrogen dissolved that occurs naturally in the water column which is the water in your aquarium. The way nitrates are introduced into your aquarium is a journey. The nitrates in your aquarium are a byproduct of biological waste. Common sources of waste in aquariums are:
  • Uneaten fish food
  • Waste from fish
  • Plants that are dying
  • Filters that are dirty

What happens if the levels of nitrate are excessively high?

Excessive levels of nitrates can be harmful. The reason is that high levels of nitrates can put your fish under incredible stress. If your fish is stressed, these issues could occur... 1. More likely to contract an illness Have you ever been so stressed you got sick? This is similar to the way your fish is affected. Stress caused by higher levels of nitrate makes your fish more vulnerable to illnesses. 2. Poor growth Fish exposed to excessive levels of nitrates could be stunted in growth, which means they might not grow to their full size. 3. Poor color Fish that are under stress due to the high levels of nitrates don't show their natural color in the same way as they do under normal, healthy circumstances. It is possible that the color of your fish's skin may disappear.  
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Under $25
0.5 lbs
10 × 18 × 1 in
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is hiring a professional necessary to set up a saltwater aquarium?

As a general rule, a larger custom aquarium might require installation by a professional. However, a kit from our online fish store is relatively affordable and beginner friendly. That means you should have no problem setting it up yourself.

Which saltwater aquarium fish should you choose when starting out?

Consider a yellow tang fish. This popular saltwater aquarium fish does a great job of coexisting with other types of fish you’ll find in our online fish store.

How does a saltwater aquarium differ from a freshwater one?

Saltwater aquariums require a bit more maintenance and monitoring than freshwater tanks. Different fish require different levels of salinity, pH tolerances, and temperature requirements. They also require specialized pumps, filters, and other equipment that can handle salt. We can guide you through everything you need to know to set up a healthy, thriving reef tank.

Do fish in a saltwater aquarium swim in a school?

That depends on the species. However, if it’s a fish that swims in a school in the wild, they’ll do the same in an aquarium. Some fish that swim in schools include the green and blue chromis, cardinalfish, and dartfish, for example. When ordering from an online fish store, make sure you do your research on how specific fish species behave to ensure they’ll school (or at least coexist) with your current fish.

Is the effort required to maintain a saltwater aquarium worth it?

Yes! Many aquarists dream of owning thriving saltwater aquariums. You have a tiny piece of the ocean in your home, featuring magical and exotic fish that can only survive in saltwater.