Phosphate reactor

Flacricket

New member
I am thinking of getting a reactor. what are the pros & cons on a small system and does anyone have one cheap to see if it woks for me.

Thanks
Cricket
 

reefrubble

Premium Member
if you have a small system,I would go with two part . You will be glad you did , when you see the cost of setting up a calcium reactor . Ted
 

colaman555

New member
Sue doses 2-part every morning with no problems, its just like everything else you have to get a routine going and stick with it. But on the bright side thats one peice of equipment less you have to worry about.


Russ
 

colaman555

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2 little fishes makes small rweactors which work great, we were running 2 of them phosban and carbon off one pump mj 400 with no problem had plenty of power

Russ
 

Flacricket

New member
Hey Ted,
what about a phosphate reactor. Should I use a reactor or just media in a mesh bag. po4 is the only thing that's not staying perfect with regular water changes. I use ro but it creeps up and I am battleing red slime
 

alfa1023

New member
If you have the room, I would use a reactor (two actually) rather than the mesh bag. I run two reactors in sequence - first carbon that feeds to a phosphate reactor. I feed them from my fuge (which is feed directly from tank overflow) and then the output of the phosphate reactor goes to the chamber in my sump where my return pump is.

The reactors I use came from Bulk Reef Supply. That is also where I buy my bulk carbon and GFO at. Check out their website and video on setting these up. You are also welcome to come by and see my setup anytime.

Jim
 

adnup

New member
I have a 2 chamber also. Mine goes through GFO first then carbon and is fed off the return pump. BFS has them.
 

Flacricket

New member
Jim, Paul,

I noticed that you have them differant why did you go the way you did GFO or carbon first or does it matter? I have read that some carbon may have p04 in it.

Thanks to all for the input
Cricket
 

alfa1023

New member
Cricket,

I went carbon first then GFO based on what Bulk Reef Supply (BRS) shows in their little video on setting up their reactors. They had a reason for it but frankly, I don't remember what it was. Paul may be better informed, so lets wait and see what his advice is.

Jim
 

Flacricket

New member
So I take it that it is not a life or death thing. I think Ted has one used he is gonna sell to me so I will use it the way he has it.

Thanks
Cricket
 
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