Orca cube salt spray reactor

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  1. RiaanP

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    What is your solution?
    How do you trap or prevent salt spray buildup causes by the bubbles from Orca cubes?

    I've never used Orca cubes but got asked this question.
     
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    I actually run mine in an old skimmer. Lots of water and air making them very effective.
     
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    I assume you got a primary skimmer running, and the old skimmer is acting mostly just as a reactor body. Is the old skimmer complete? With pump and cup?
     
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    I placed them in the bottom chamber of my media rack. Then built a 'bubble diverter' contraption to usher the bubbles into a small compartment that allows them to reach the surface. The compartment is capped off with an acrylic 'hood' that contains the salt spray.

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    Correct. Upgraded the skimmer when I moved to a bigger tank and using the old skimmer for the cubes. Cube skimmer is running as a complete unit with its pump and venturi and cup.
     
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    I used an plastic lunch box / container with a lid, cut the sides out for free water movement, attached a large pond air stone to the bottom of the container place cubes in bag, place bag in container with lid over... the lid prevent the air from making salt creep...
     
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    I've just covered it with filter media, a flat sponge. Will post pics when I am back home.
     
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