Bio-pellets in a skimmer reaction cone?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Midnight Reefer, 1 Aug 2014.

  1. Midnight Reefer

    Midnight Reefer

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    Right,

    I, love biopellets and how they work.

    Has anyone ever put bio-pellets into a skimmer's final reaction chamber?

    Ive got an MSA 6-6540 and was wondering what would happen with biopellets in there? They get all the O2 and no intakes to get blocked.

    Combined with a column of foam designed to extract said bacterial grown on the pellets....has this been tried? or will it eeven work?

    Excuse any stupid questions
     
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  3. Achilles

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    i have tried and it does work but they still need to be contained in something like a mesh basket so they get fluidised or they will clump even in a skimmer if they do not get enough movement also the skimmate goes darker and smells worse. So yes it is possible but they must be kept moving
     
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  4. irie ivan

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    What exactly do you mean by final reaction chamber....
    Imho, it will work, but not as effectively as a separate & dedicated reactor...

    Abrasion>>C release, skimmed out, avail to bac in skimmer cup mostly???
     
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