Mikes DIY Phosphate reactor for a nano.

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Hey guys been busy today. Pls critic the reactor as i want the best reactor possible.



K firstly the materials needed


1) protein shack bottle with mixer ( the purple thing)
2) piping
3) water flow adjuster
4) old plastic shower head with porous end cut off. ( you can also use the same mesh as you did for an algae scrubber ie the one from builders. Just cut two circles and glue them together.
Reason for thr shower head is to evenly distribute the flow.
5) phosphate remover ( i chose Phosban due to advise from guys on the forum)


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1)cut a a hole in the shower head/ double mesh. this is for the pipe.
2) cut a small piece of piping and join the two ends together to make a circle do this 2x

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place this in the bottle and sandwich the mesh or shower head between the circular piping.
this will help with ceiling and positioning the mesh/shower head
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Take the purple mixer you get with the protein bottle
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Take the little bag you get with the phosphate remover ( cut into the same circular shape as the purple thing.)
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cut an additional circle of mesh

Cut a small hold in the mesh and the bag to allow the pipe to go through.

Now join these three things in the bottle as far down as you can place them.

Firtsly the purple thing (which will only go down to about the middle of the bottle which is good)
then the mesh, followed by the bag

these three will prevent the medium from falling down the bottle plus there is no use of sponge/floss so no need to keep on replacing them. Therefore no build up
 
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Cut a small hole on the side of the bottle right near the top. this will be the exit for the water that has gone medium
 
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So how it works:
the water goes through the pump
gets slowed down by the controller
enters the bottle through the mouth piece
water moves to the bottom of the bottle still in the pipe
exits pipe and gets evenly distributed by the holes in the mesh/shower head.
moves through the medium
and out to your system via the hole at the top of your bottle.
 
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very well physically. Should see results soon. only put it in the sump 30min ago. i just need to know now from you guys with reactors. Should the medium be slightly moving ie bubbling up or motionless. trying to adjust the flow rate now.
 

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I was told to get the surface of the media rippling like a simmering pan of water.
 
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I have a flow controller. its the smallest pump i could get at the time. surely slowing the water down will not have a major effect on the pump or will it?
 

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