Bio Pellet Reactor Size

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  1. Ares

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    Good day ,

    I am hoping to pick the brain of the community quickly. I have a 1000l tank currently and I would like to add a bio-pellet reactor to the system.

    What size reactor would you recommend and how much media would I need for it ?

    Is there any specific way that I can use to calculate the amount of flow that I would need in the reactor ?

    There is currently no livestock in my tank apart from my live rock. There was a tank crash thanks to faulty equipment and ill need to start over.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. 459b

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    Amount you add will depend on how heavily stocked your tank is.
    What other filtration are you running?

    I dont think theres a way to calculate exact flow needed through reactor, you just need enough to keep them tumbling
     
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    There is some useful info here - http://www.theaquariumsolution.com/d-d-nutri-fix-np-bio-media, although I'm not sure if you could use their advised 100-200ml per 100 litres on other products or if it's specific to their pellets, I'm guessing it's a ball park figure which you could use. I assume other products would advise on the amount needed on their labels?
     
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    you can also install a ball valve on the intake and set it to get just the right flow for the media to tumble
     
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