ME Nitrate (NO3) is designed to raise nitrates in Low Nutrient systems. Some systems can become Nitrate (NO3) depleted which may starve corals resulting in loss of coloration or paleness. Using ME NO3 will help raise NO3 to our aquarium target level without increasing phosphates. Test appropriately!
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 .05-4 ppm.
Tip: To increase Nitrate (NO3) by 1 ppm; in a 100 gallon system, add 20 ml