Help with Carx outlet

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  1. Mekaeel

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    howzit crew.
    ive been having some problems with my outlet form my reactor.it keeps on clogging up.im running it 24/7 but after evy +-12 hours,the drip rate slows down and it clogs up.what should i do?
     
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    Are you running a pH controller. It could be that the media used (surch as A.R.M.) dissolves at a higher pH, therefor turning into mush at a setting of 6.5. Also with a fluidised carx. Also, with the constant fluidising of the media (such as in a octopus reactor)you are bound to have constant abrasion. This, combined with the dissolution of the media you are bound to have fine particles clogging up your outlet pump.
    Set your pH controller to 6.8, makes the world of difference.....
     
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    thanks ivan!will do.i am using the ARM media.so will set at 6.8.what about the high and low of the ph controller?
     
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    oh and should the water outlet be a drip per second or let it pour out?
     
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    A drip per second sounds fine to start, keep a check on the kh and speed up if necessary.
     
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    shot alan.wil do!
     
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    guys.should there be any other tips and hints.please let me know.im gonna be away for 17days from my tank,so dont want anything drastic to happen
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    Where you off to then?
     
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    You don't want to have you're outlet running too fast, as said above 1-2 drips per second.

    Take a sample of your outlet water from your reactor........ if all is well you should have readings around

    Calcium 100 more units than you're tank water measures.

    KH should read between 30 and 40.

    Then just adjust as needed when you check your tank water

    Hope it helps mate.
     
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    heading far east dude
     
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    it was set a drip per second last night,but clogged up again this morning.opened it full and then now got it at i'll say 2 drops per second
     
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    guys whats the best way to stop the media from the reactor to rise and some going into the pump?ive added more foam,but it doesnt seem to help
     
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    I added the really course foam from ehiem.........works ok
     
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    thats what i was thinking.removing the media and using crushed coral.what you guys think?
     
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    Won't it still break down and give you small pieces through your pump?

    Don't forget I'm a complete novice when it comes to calcium reactors........ I could be thinking a pile of sh#t.
     
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    im also new to a cacium reactor,so trying to get the most answers outa the experienced guys
     
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    i noticed the entire media acually lifts up
     
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    wow......... serious flow, the A.R.M i've got allows flow via a recirculating 1200l pump with no lift
    Sorry mate, can't help there.
     
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    ive got the recirculating pump 1000LPH.yours is higher than mines
     
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    LoL .........................still have no idea.................................. lol
     
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