- LSM Live Sulfur Media 1 Gallon - CaribSea
CaribSea LSM Sulfur media is the go to sulfur media for nitrate reactors.Its small particle size gives greater surface area per piece, allowing less overall volume of sulfur needed in the reactor.
Sulfur is a food source for bacteria that eliminate nitrates by converting them to nitrogen gas. The media will have to be replenished from time to time as it is slowly consumed by the bacteria.
Caution: Use in sulfur nitrate reactors having a low water flow rate. The water leaving the nitrate reactor has a low pH and should be dripped over calcium reactor media to raise the pH before entering the aquarium.
Nitrates in the marine aquarium can be controlled by the use of a sulfur reactor and elemental sulfur. A sulfur reactor will usually incorporate an up-flow type of reactor, as water will enter the reactor from the bottom and flow up to the top. The flow rate for a sulfur reactor should be very slow, as the bacteria will consume oxygen. The bacteria will also start to consume nitrogen when oxygen is no longer available. The chemical reaction that takes place releases excess hydrogen ions, which will also make the water more acidic. Nitrogen gas will also be produced during the process.
Carbon dioxide may also be produced during the chemical reaction that takes place, which would make the aquarium water a bit more acidic as well, making it imperative to run any effluent water through crushed coral, or calcium reactor media as that will raise the pH by dissolving the crushed coral.
DE NITRATERS ARE GREAT By JIM28FL on 2/6/2018JIM28FL would recommend this product to a friendIf your looking at this product, your building a Denitrator. Lucky you! You have found an HIGHLY effective simple way to reduce nitrates. If the effluent smells like rotten eggs, your good. If not slow down the flow more. Its basically that simple really. This is what you need in your reactor to feed the anaerobic bacteria that will eat your NITRATE once it breaks in. It lasts years n years. The reactor will lower your ALK " not CA" a bit so watch that and adjust as needed. And IT does NOT reduce P04.
Great stuff By Lucky corner on 12/12/2017Lucky corner would recommend this product to a friendGot a nitrate problem? Build a sulphur de-nitrator with some of this media. There easy to use. If the effluent smells like rotten eggs, your good, if it doesn't, flow is too fast. Thats pretty much all there is to it. I have 2 gallons running in an old recirculating calcium reactor and easily handles my 500 gallon system's typical +.5 PPM PER DAY build up nitrate habit. I have it running fairly close to a small broken drip stream. I love it. Empties right into my skimmer intake. They do not remove P04!!! You do not need to monitor -ORP. its kinda cool to see but not at all needed for good operation. The smell is what tells you how its working.
LSM works great By Idol on 11/14/2016Idol would recommend this product to a friendLSM sulfur media is fairly clean and cycles quickly. I have it running trough crushed coral and found that to work keeping the PH up. Note: If you use this with the Skimz NM152 you have to cut some coarse foam to put on the circulating pump return and the top feed going from the top of the reactor to the crushed coral reaction chamber as that will clog also with LSM media. Add a foam cut doughnut shaped rind to fit in the top lid and around the clear trap to prevent the Sulphur from getting in and stopping the flow.
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Tank water volume x .006 = Liters of media
this media will only function in a nitrate reactor designed for the correct flow and air escape. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.