“After installing the Aquaripure nitrate remover, the nitrate in my aquarium is down to Zero. I can’t believe that this really works. Now I am really sure that I didn’t waste any money for buying it and confident enough to know that I am doing something right for my tank… It is really a great product.” – Jelovac
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|Water Changes||Bio-Balls||Nitrate Media||Sulfur denitrator||Coil/DIY denitrators||Refugium||AZ/NO3 or dosing||Deep Sand Bed||Aquaripure|
|Eliminates Nitrates completely?||No||No||highly unlikely||Yes||highly unlikely||highly unlikely||unlikely||No||Yes|
|Need to change media?||N/A||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||N/A||No||No|
|Annual Cost||Up to $1+ per gallon plus time costs… up to thousands of $ a year||Cost of water changes, up to thousands of dollars per year||Between $40-$100+ per year to replace media plus water changes||Between $40-$100+ per year to replace media||Cost of frequent additional water changes||Cost of lighting/ Cost of additional water changes||$200+ per year for product||Cost of frequent additional water changes||$10 a year for nutrient plus a few water changes|
|Still requires frequent water changes||Yes||Yes||Probable||No||Probable||Probable||Probable||Yes||No|
|Other Notes||Extremely Time consuming||Actually Creates Nitrates||Limited effectiveness, needs to be used in conjunction with other methods.||Effluent is acid and creates a huge amount of sulfates||Poor and ineffective design. Limited effectiveness||Requires a LOT of space and electricity. Needs a lot of time to maintain.||Creates an uncontrolled and potentially dangerous reaction||Very limited effectiveness, needs to be used in conjunction with other methods.||And the winner is …|