Biological Nitrate and Phosphate Reducer
NO3:PO4-X is manufactured by Red Sea and is a unique complex of carbons that are used by nutrient reducing bacteria.
Each carbon in the complex is utilized by different strains of micro organisms while ensuring the specific balanced Carbon:Nitrogen:Phosphorus ratio required for each stage.
The complex includes other organic bonded elements that are important stimulators in each stage of the reduction process. These metal and non-metalelements ensure steady bacterial propagation and complete nitrate reduction to nitrogen gas and the absorption and utilization of phosphate by the bacteria.
The fine control of the nitrate and phosphate levels provided by monitored dosing of NO3:PO4-X guarantees the gradual changes and accurate maintenance of the nutrient levels preventing destruction of the Zooxanthellae population that can cause UV shock and starvation of the corals.
Unlike some other low-nutrient regimes correct use of NO3:PO4-X will maintain all of the micro fauna that are beneficial for the reef.
NO3:PO4-X is recommended as a complete carbon source for use with carbon based de-nitrators.
Do not use NO3:PO4-X in conjunction with sulphur based de-nitrators or phosphate and nitrate removers as the different methods for nitrate and phosphate reduction will cause interference.
It essential to use a Protein Skimmer for the product to work.