Carbon & Phosphate reactor

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I would like to make a simple carb and phos reactor , any ideas?
 

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I would like to make a simple carb and phos reactor , any ideas?
I a little boyu canister filter is about R220, two chamber own pump. Great value if you ask me.

Carbon in the first chamber, Phosphate media in the second
 

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I would like to make a simple carb and phos reactor , any ideas?
You could use those big, long FW vacuum tubes, the ones with the blue lids.

Buy two of them, remove the lid from one and place it on the other, so you have a tube at the bottom and the top, put some sponge on either end then fill up halfway with media, stick a pump on it and bobs your uncle.
 

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Thanx Viper and Kanga , those sound like very good ideas , but if i have to choose im going with Vipers idea ! ;)
kanga your ideas ....ok :whistling:
Thanx guys
 

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Thanx Viper and Kanga , those sound like very good ideas , but if i have to choose im going with Vipers idea ! ;)
kanga your ideas ....ok :whistling:
Thanx guys
No prob Joe:thumbup: Only thing is they are R40 each plus R100 for a small pump, thats R180 and you would need 2 for the phos media and carbon makes it R260 (can run both of one pump)
 

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I a little boyu canister filter is about R220, two chamber own pump. Great value if you ask me.
I also remember reading some where that the flow rate through carbon should be very slow.
 

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No prob Joe:thumbup: Only thing is they are R40 each plus R100 for a small pump, thats R180 and you would need 2 for the phos media and carbon makes it R260 (can run both of one pump)
Well the cannister would probably be a much more convenient option , but wot about the flow rate like Sunburst just mentioned?
 

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Well the cannister would probably be a much more convenient option , but wot about the flow rate like Sunburst just mentioned?
150L p/h just what you need. and its adjustable:thumbup:

Like I say its just an option, simple no fuss IMO
 

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Sorry guys, moved the post here to keep Zookeeprs exellent thread on Topic:thumbup:
 

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I made a simple phospate reactor a while back ,I will take a pic when I get home tonight.
 

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Very nice idea zookeeper, thanks.

What sponge are you using at the bottom?
 

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It`s is a replacement sponge for an old Fluvel model powerfilter.The shops around here normally have them in the old bargain bin so you may need to scratch around a bit.
 

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