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API Nitra-Zorb Aquarium Canister Filter Filtration Pouch, Size 6

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Description

Help reduce nitrate in your aquarium and create conditions for fish to thrive with API Nitra-Zorb Filtration Media. Fish waste, uneaten food, plant refuse and other organic matter increase nitrate, nitrite and ammonia levels which is harmful to fish. These conditions cause gill damage, stress, illness and even lead to fish loss. API's Nitra-Zorb Filtration Media reduces this risk of fish loss with high-quality filtration media that targets and removes nitrate, nitrite and ammonia from freshwater aquariums. It is composed of natural and synthetic ion-exchange resins in a convenient pouch and can be recharged. Use during aquarium set up or whenever nitrate or ammonia levels are above 20 ppm.

Key Benefits
  • Removes toxic ammonia, nitrate and nitrite. Ready to use pouch for freshwater aquariums.
  • Reduces this risk of fish loss with high-quality filtration media that targets and removes nitrate, nitrite and ammonia from freshwater aquariums.
  • Composed of natural and synthetic ion-exchange resins in a convenient pouch and can be recharged.
  • Use during aquarium set up or whenever nitrate or ammonia levels are above 200 ppm.
  • Can be easily recharged with freshwater aquarium salt.

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  • Item Number
    94527
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish
  • Material
    N/A
Instructions

Rinse pouch under tap water. Place pouch in path of water flow in the aquarium filter. For a new aquarium or when ammonia or nitrite is detected: recharge every 5 days for the first month, and then every 2 weeks for the second month. For an established aquarium: recharge every 2 weeks. When nitrate is detected: recharge every 5 days until nitrate is reduced to 20 ppm (mg/L) or less. Replace pouch after 2 months.

FAQ

What size are API NITRA-ZORB pouches?

These pouches are size 6, and are designed to work with tanks up to 55 gallons.

What are the dimensions of API NITRA-ZORB bags?

The actual pouch is 7 x 7 inches square, but because of the media, the final dimensions are 7 x 6.5 inches. The pouch is sized to sit nicely in one of the baskets of the Filstar canister filters. All of the size 6 pouches (Phos-Zorb, Nitra-Zorb, Bio-Chem Zorb, Activated Carbon, etc.) will be this size. This pouch does not have any stiffness to it, and may easily be placed in the back of a hang-on-back filter, or other sizes of a canister filter. If the filter is very small, the pouch can be cut open and partial contents can be put into a small filter sock.

Does API NITRA-ZORB replace other media bags?

API NITRA-ZORB filtration should not fully replace other media; it is for temporary use only.

How is this product different from API BIO-CHEM ZORB, API PHOS-ZORB, etc.? What makes one a good choice over the other?

API NITRA-ZORB specifically works to target and remove ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates from your aquarium, all of which are harmful at high levels for your fish. Use API NITRA-ZORB if these levels consistently spike. Contrarily, API BIO-CHEM ZORB works to remove more general aquarium pollutants, such as colors, odors, heavy metals, and toxic gases. API PHOS-ZORB specifically targets phosphate and silicate in aquarium water.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    nitrate problems

    By heather on Apr 26, 2021

    This stuff is amazing I’ve fought nitrates for going on 6 months slipped this pouch in my canister and 2 weeks later boom!! Nitrates perfect. One bag for a 75 gallon.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good solution

    By Jessie on Feb 26, 2021

    We had high nitrogen levels in our small 10 gallon aquarium and no amount of water changes helped. I put this in the filter and within hours the levels were perfect. It’s super easy to use also.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like it’s supposed to

    By RoseBetta on Dec 26, 2020

    I have a 10 gallon cube aquarium that has a sump tank setup. My nitrates are usually in the 20-40ppm range but I wanted them to be lower. When I do my weekly water changes, the nitrates drop to about 10ppm. I used this and it dropped to about 5ppm and kept it there for about three days. I’ve noticed the algae growth has slowed down in my planted tank, which is a bonus when I do my weekly maintenance. The bag is very fine so it’s easy to rinse and holds the particles well.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    By Bbonds123 on Mar 31, 2021

    I use 2 in my filter, and recharge them every 2 weeks. Tank is clearer, and my fish are thriving!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product for me.

    By cats on Jun 28, 2020

    Used this product in my 30 gallon aquarium and after 2 days the Nitrates dropped to 5.0 ppm from a blood red looking vile or maybe over 100 ppm. It's to early for the final result, but so far great results. I swapped out for a new filter and cleaned the filter chamber and added the bag behind the filter. I believe my problem was from over stocking the tank along with over feeding and infrequent filter changes. I also needed to up the volume of water changes instead of just 5 gallons at a time. I was doing frequent water changes at the 5 gallon volume to bring down the numbers, but no change until I added this product. I'm going to recharge the bag in a few days.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!!

    By Adele on Jul 29, 2020

    Highly recommend. Fantastic carbonless filtration system for 30-50 gallon tanks!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    no good it is not working this product

    By Nitrazorb on Apr 29, 2020

    After 10 days in my aquarium , second recharged already did I have not seen any positive results

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this!

    By Jennifer on Dec 23, 2019

    After 24 hours in my filter, my ammonia went to 0, and my nitrates were reduced by half. It's easy to recharge, and will definitely buy again in the future. Had to rinse it several times before adding it, so make sure you do too!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    I think it's working?

    By Shod on May 4, 2019

    The nitrate level has been decreasing since purchasing and using this stuff, but it still doesn't seem to be the best. Not really certain if it's the stuff or something we're doing though.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    One bag took care of over 400 gallons!

    By StormyJ on May 27, 2018

    Our sump system for comet goldfish at work had an ongoing nitrate problem to the point we were losing dozens of fish day. As a last ditch effort after exhausting all other options to save our fish, we tossed a bag of Nitra Zorb into the sump. The next day, the nitrates that had been at nearly 200ppm had HALVED. One recharge later and the nitrate problem is resolved and our comets are thriving. This stuff saved our fish and we'll be keeping a bag on hand for any emergencies later on.

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