Convert a biopellet reactor?

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by erratiC, 13 Aug 2013.

  1. erratiC

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    Hey all,

    I've got a brand new Reef Octopus Biopellet reactor (BPR-100) that is sitting idle - I'm putting a 200L tank together and was wondering if I could run it as a carbon/GFO/Phos reactor?

    Has anybody tried it?

    This is the BPR-140 so mine just has a smaller chamber.

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  3. Francois

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    I don't think there will be a problem if you want to use that reactor for carbon/GFO/Phos media, it will still fluidise the media. Just connect a small pump on it with a controll valve to dail back the flow when the flow is to hectic going through the media.
     
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    Awesome, thanks @Francois.

    Should I separate the media into sections or just toss in equal parts?

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    Nvm, changing the media if they're in their own bags will be easier.
     
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    If you adding 2 different media into the same reactor they should seperate on its own due to different densities of the media, you could also add 2 pieces of sponge to keep the media inside the reactor.

    But their shouldn't be a problem using it for media other than pellets.
     
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