My first reactor

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by deadmeat2016, 9 Dec 2012.

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    deadmeat2016 Wouter

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    Got my first fluidized bed thingy, filled it with phosguard and away it goes, any tips?

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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Yeah, reduce the flow, from pics it seems the fluidusing action is a bit on the turbulent side.
    This will result in too much abrasion of the balls, consequently having micro particles in your tank.
    There were some studies a few years back where phosguard showed to have a negative effect on especially soft corals. Even though multitudes of the recommended amount was used in the studies, mirco particulate aluminium oxide should be avoided.
    The action should hardly move the beads, just a light action.
     
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    Cool looking thing! Always nice to get a new toy!!
     
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    Thanks ivan, Will be sure to dial the flow down
     
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