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    The Nitrogen Cycle Simplified

    Nitrogen Cycle




    Fish waste and dead plant matter are broken down in a process called the nitrogen cy- cle. The process is basically a repetition of these steps:
    1. Fish waste and decomposing organic material is broken down by bacteria into nitrite.Both ammonia and nitrite are toxic to fish.
    2. Another bacteria then breaks the nitrites down into relatively harmless nitrates.
    3. Plants use nitrates (fertilizer) and excess nitrates build up in the aquarium. If nitrates
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  • The Nitrogen Cycle Simplified
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    Nitrogen Cycle




    Fish waste and dead plant matter are broken down in a process called the nitrogen cy- cle. The process is basically a repetition of these steps:
    1. Fish waste and decomposing organic material is broken down by bacteria into nitrite.Both ammonia and nitrite are toxic to fish.
    2. Another bacteria then breaks the nitrites down into relatively harmless nitrates.
    3. Plants use nitrates (fertilizer) and excess nitrates build up in the aquarium. If nitrates
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    15th September 2018, 06:25 AM
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