Np pellet bacteria production

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  1. duanead

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    Hi guys so like you guys know I've had a massive algae problem,I've lost just about al my corals.so since then I've done heaps of water changes and supplement and it looks much better.but now I've got like a tips of dust all over live rock in my display tank,I've read that np pellets make nitrate and phosphate into bacteria,so my guestion is,is this bacteria maybe the dust like in my tank?

    And if it is that it makes to much bacteria in my tank how do I get rid of it?
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The bacteria you speak of consumes the NO3 and PO4. the bacteria inturn is skimmed out of the water, hence the need for an efficent skimmer when running NP pellets. you can get a bacteria bloom but i belive thins would make the water turn murky.

    What size tank do you have and what skimmer are you running?
    Is the NP pellet reator exiting near the skimmer?
    Is the dust not just reminence of your die off?
     
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    Plumb your np into your skimmer, I also think its die off or debris. Blow it off with your hand or turkey baster
     
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    i dont think the dude is even running the pellets
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lol i think your right sorry :blush:
     
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    Hey guys I am running pellets
     
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    Tank size volume is almost 600 liter
    Yes I've placed the np reactor before the skimmer 2months ago
    Skimmer is a skims sm161 rated for up to 1200litres
     
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    not quiet what i meant, i was implying that the water that exits the reactor should as close to the skimmer intake as possible. To allow the skimmer to skim out the bacteria.

    Can you post a picture of your take and the "dust" i dont think it is the bacteria that is causing this
     
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    Give it some more time , np pellets could take a while to start working.
    Send us a photo of the np pellets in action, how many grams have you added to the reactor?
     
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    I think it should have started working now.

    Give some info....
    Bio load
    Age of tank
    Filtration methods eg a dsb is a no no !
    and very important

    What reactor and how much media do you have in there ?
     
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    Water does turn murky when the np reactor kicks in... It cleared up after a fews day!! :)

    Its probably just die from the algae in the tank. Its a awesome piece of equipment thou, my PO4 and N's are zero :D

    Like others said plumb the exit of reactor close to the intake of the skimmer pump to skim out excess bacteria.
     
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