Phosphate Reactor

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  1. Warr7207

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    What pump is suggested for a phosphate reactor ?

    I have a Resun FBF-500
     
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    Use a small pump or a medium sized pump with a ball valve.Enough to move the phosphate media slowly.Like a slow swirl effect.The ballvalve is merely to allow u to set the flow.
     
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    Can I not connect it via clear tubing ? A ball valve would mean PVC :(
     
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    you need a baby ball valve

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    Viper, nice, would I get this from my PVC tubing supplier ?
     
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    I'm sure you should be able to, or perhaps a plumbing, hydraulic, garden centre or a place like valverite, the one in my pic came with my Two Little Fishies phosban reactor.

    If not then just run a small pump, a resun king 1 is perfect and very cheap, about R60.
     
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    300lph will be perfect ;)
     
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    So i can run it on a small pump only, similar to the top-up pump. If yes then this is really easy.
     
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    yip
     
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    100% :thumbup:
     
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    OK, so I have had to go with a 1800L/h pump because of the 20mm fittings.

    What sort of flow should go through the reactor ? I have a regulator on the inlet pipe.
     
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    I like to have enough flow going through so that just the top 1cm of media appears to be 'bubbling'.
     
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    Cool I will play around with it and post pics for your approval ;)
     
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    Cool, what media have you got in there?
     
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    PhosBan
     
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    Should I rinse the medium ?
     
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    Not sure about Phosban, I used the Seachem media and it says it must be rinsed.

    It should say on the container.
     
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    Here you go

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    Cool, one less thing to worry about now.
     
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