Phosphate reactor

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  1. Philip.Cloete

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    Ok first of all I don't know where to put this post but anyways here goes

    As the summer is nearing I can see some algae comming back in my tank nothing major just some green on the glass beacuse the sun is shining through a window onto the tank in the morning.

    I thought about getting a phosphate reactor so the algae don't take over.

    Is this a good way to go or will I be wasting money(I tried a algae scrubber and it didn't work for me, maybe it wasn't built right or whatever)

    Second question and this is for the sponsors.what will be the best product for a 1200 litre system and who can give it to me at the best price?

    Third question: what is the running cost of a unit like this and should I run it permanently?

    Fourth: can I run other media like carbon through the same unit.eg mix phosphate media and carbon.

    Thanks in advance for the response
     
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    To give my opinion.

    1. A reactor is by far the best way to run pretty much any phos removing media. With a gentle tumble/fluidising you get much better contact between the water and the media.

    2. Can't answer this accurately but nearly every major brand have some kind of media reactor, it will come down to preference of brand and price at the end of the day

    3. I run my phos media permanently. I have recently plumbed my reactors onto my return so no extra running costs

    4. Not really a good idea. Carbon and Phos media have different rates of effectiveness, if you mix the two you may be chucking out one because the other has expired. Carbon is cheap and should be replaced on a regular basis, once your phosphates are low the media could last 2-3 times longer than carbon. Most phos removers don't leach back into the system when expired and I believe carbon is the opposite.
     
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    @Nemos Janitor the products looks awsome but the big question....how much will a reactor for a 1200 litre tank and a bottle of rowaphos set you back?
     
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    What places stock these reactors (FMR75 fluidised media reactor) think I saw some of them at the expo......
     
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    O and also can you PM me prices plz
     
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    All of these products are available from most reputable aquarium LFS but the following sponsors. Idol Marine, Dory pets, Jungle aquatics, Wild on pets, Exotic aquariums, Euro spirit, Northlands pets, 1st 4 pets

    The pricing you will have to get from the LFS but should be somewhere in the range.....

    Reactor with out pump.. R770.00
    Reactor with pump.... R1155.00

    1000 ml of RowaPhos is suitable for up to 4000l of salt water and will absorb 3mg/l Phosphate per 100 L

    So for tanks up to
    300l recommended is a 100ml tub +-
    500l-1000l recommended is a 250ml tub +- R360
    1000l -2000l recommended isa 500ml tub +- R600
    2000l - 4000l recommended is a 1000ml tub +- R980
     
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    Thanks! :yeahdude:
     
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