Reef octo CArx help

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Mekaeel, 20 Aug 2007.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    howzit guys,after the little incident of media entering my reefoc calcium reactor pump and blew it up,i got mysely another pump and installed it.ive also cut down on the amount of media in the reactor and added 10% zeomag to it.is this amount of media sufficient?and any other tips will be appreciated

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    Less media will fluidise easier, which will cause greater friction. Small particles are bound to get into your impellor again. I would recommend getting a coarser media.
    Whether the amount of media is enough, depends on your bioload: consumption rate of Ca and alk by acidifying processes and calcification and precipitation.

    The foam in these units is way to porous, i recommend getting a finer foam, especially for the top one.
     
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    thanks for the input ivan!for those guys that were at the imacsa and saw the media in the calcium reator at the Northlands stall,do you guys think,thats better?
     
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    any other sponsors out there whos got some coarse media?
     
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