NP pellets: Info need

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  1. flamming angel

    flamming angel

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    Hey all

    I have been running NP pellets in a phosban reactor for some time now, only good results. A day ago something went wrong with the pump so i shut it down. So the pellets have been standing in the reactor without moving for about 2 days. I sorted the pump and need to restart it. I put it on just to test and the stink was hectic, so i switched it off. Any advise on how i can run it now? Do i need to run it in some other salt water before i put it back to run in my sump?

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  3. Alan

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    Rince them off properly and restart as all the bacteria would have been klled off.
     
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    Your bacteria colonies have died on the pellets
    You could rinse them off properally and then re use them without a problem, make sure they are all rinsed prop or else the die off will cause huge spike in nutrients.
    The only problem is now your filtration is none so your established system is running without filtration untill your pellets get up and going again
     
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