Justine962 Justine962
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  • Posted on: 17/3/2010 7:08
reactor #1
I'm starting to contemplate the expensive purchase of a reactor.
I'm hoping I can combine phosphate and carbon media within it.
Question is what size reactor do I need/ will work with an orca 550?
It would be perfect if it would fit inside, but I doubt these exist?
As you can tell I know very little about them, apart from what they're meant to deal with.
Thanks in advance
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  • Posted on: 17/3/2010 16:50
Re: reactor #2
Are you having ongoing problems with Phosphate (PO4)?

If so, a rundown on what you have done so far to tackle it, along with a summary of your equipment, stocking, maintanence and feeding regimen, plus water readings should help.

There are a number of ways to effectively reduce and remove PO4 in a marine tank.
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Justine962 Justine962
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Re: reactor #3
No, no problem as such, yet......
It's just I'm leaning towards not putting rubble in the rear chamber (boyu 550) which means that my bags of rowa phos and charcoal are pretty ineffective as they are.
Building reef members really slowly so things are pretty stable at the moment. Its something I thought might be an idea. I've always over filtered on my trop tanks.
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Re: reactor #4
If you do get a little reactor , get some Phos'n'Doc from TankTests ...

Its Po4 remover and carbon combined designed to be run in a reactor ...

http://www.tanktests.co.uk/index.php?target=products&product_id=82

Actually , thinking about it , i have a little reactor , it's yours for a tenner plus postage ( couple of quid ? ) I bought it off someone but never used it ...

It's this one ..

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Re: reactor #5
gonna pm you, but yes pls,