ME Nitrate NO3 Concentrate
Ingredients: Reverse osmosis/DI water, Sodium Nitrate concentrated to its maximum potential of 300,000 ppm
Tip: 1 drop = .2 ppm increase in 100 L (26 Gl) system 15 drops =1 ml
In our efforts to reduce Phosphates via protein skimming, algae scrubbers, bacteria growing, etc; many aquariums end up with little to zero Nitrates. This is called a low or ultra low nutrient system (ULNS). When this happens the system is NO3 depleted, starving corals. Corals show a loss of color and get pale when NO3 starved. By adding ME NO3 we give our corals and bacteria the nitrates they need to survive without increasing Phosphates. Excessive NO3 also feeds algae (Coral is an algae). If NO3 is already high in a system, adding more will only feed and grow more algae. So the use of a good quality test kit is important. Target .05-6 ppm.
Please use a test kit to determine what level of Nitrates a system has before supplementing. Then test again a while latter to see how much NO3 increased. It is possible in very low nutrient systems, or some systems with heavy algae, or bacteria loads like dynos, to not see NO3 increase in the water column because it is being consumed rapidly. Continue to add until NO3 levels rise to desired level.