The Nitrogen Cycle and Biofiltration

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In this webinar we will discuss one of the most common causes for the death of fish i.e. ammonia toxicity and to a lesser extent nitrite toxicity. Understanding the nitrogen cycle is essential for any type of fish keeping.

We will look at the steps in the conversion of ammonia to nitrite and then to nitrate as well as the toxicity of the various stages in the cycle. Biofiltration is one of the most critical components of any closed system. What is a biofilter and how to establish and successfully maintain one will be discussed. An examination of the process of denitrification will complete the webinar.