Mini PO4 reactor

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    Young Jedi you have been busy
     
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    suggestion

    Can this be done in-line with uplift pump in tl-550 rear chamber.....or some how in the spray bar(using the bottle as spray bar obviously)and removing the original one....
     
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    Cant see why not. The only thing you need to make sure is that the PO4 remover can not be released into your tank. Ive heard PO4 remover will burn your corals if it land on them
     
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    Nice, Easy, Cheap! I would recommend you turn the flow down a bit though. It should jusdt be moving the media. And, is that media that is "stuck" at the top of the tube? With less of a flow rate, you should be able to keepthat media in amongst the rest.
     
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    What is that cylinder called and where can I get it is it a pharmacy thing
     
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    What is that cylinder called and where can I get it is it a pharmacy thing
     
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    Seriously, great job @Toolboysa!
     
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    what is this tube called

    Please anyone
     
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    Centrifuge tube 50 ml now where do I buy it
     
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    @irie ivan I agree 100% with your suggestions. Actually think I'm gonna put a ehiem 300 (Im an ehiem ***** and proud of it) and turn it down to 150l/h and make the top hole bigger and see how it goes

    Yeah that was media stuck at the top due to high flow rate. Ill try get round to doing more mods this weekend
     
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    boyu tl 550

    I'm sure this can fit in last chamber of to 550 and can serve as an additional uplift flow by attaching a little pipe to outflow and over wall that has the UV go through it to increase flow through sump
     
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    @Mogamatseraajregal I have no idea what they called. I bought it at Westpack. A shop that sell anything thats made of plastic. They were dirt cheap think I paid R15 for 6

    Ive still got some spare I can give you. Ill be seeing my sister in a next weekend I can send some back to CT with her if you will to collect from her business outside Melkbos
     
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    ill post pics of my version

    One that takes the fundamentals of a reactor into consideration,,,flow rates ,turbulance ,blockages,carryover of gfo....etc etc etc plus positive off spins in boyu............for the sps tl550 guys out there............and also looking at different poly centrifuge tubes......with the emphasis being on flow throttling functionality..............or maybe I'll just buy a two fishies reactor...........place your bets
     
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    I'm actually sitting outside melkbos right now,I work at koeberg and stayed in mlekbos for a while,,thanks for the offer bra......I've got to buy a zip line trolley for the laaitie this afternoon then I'll pop in buy plastics for Africa .....if they don't have I'll ask for yours then I am prepared to pay obviously
     
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    LOVE my two fishies reactor, but it aint ever going to work on my jebo the cat will constantly knock it off the table, so had to find another solution
     
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    no problem just give me a shout if you want. You can have for free otherwise the just lie around and eventually get tossed. Besides they were dirt cheap
     
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    respect

    Thanks bra
     

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