Vatso - NP reducing pellets

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  1. vatso

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    Hi all

    I bought some NP Pellets yesterday & got them running in my reactor - had to put them in a filter bag as they kept escaping :)

    So I will take some pics tonight of the pellets & will give feed back on how they work
     
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    ill be watching this :)
     
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    Lekker, keep us posted.
    Pity about them escaping, did you try and fit some sponge to keep it inside? Can you post a pic of the reactor?
    Okay, can you take measurements of your NO3 and PO4 so that it can be bench marked and to check progress?
     
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    its tonight:p
     
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    Dats Funny

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    The suspense is not cool:lol:
     
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    must be busy trying to catch all the escapee's...
     
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    Hello Vatso,are you using these pellets with stones as well as carbon dosing.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    You picture hungry monsters

    I am going to try find sponge & see if that stops them escaping :)

    here is what I have now & am running a 6520 Hailea pump which is 1000Lt an hour

    I will take reading tomorrow or tonight depends what time i get home

    [​IMG]
     
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    You think you will see a diffrence so soon?
    What your current readings?
     
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    tonight will be the base line test will test again in 2weeks I have diatoms so if it clears that up it will have worked
     
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    tagging
     
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    Vatso I had the same problem with my fluidized bed filter as the N&P Pellets were lifting up to exit so I had to add a sponge to stop it.
     
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    so what are the tanks reading?... we have to be scientific here :p
     
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    PO4 0.01 mg/l
     
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    NO3 5 mg/l
     
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    changed reactor no more sock & some pellets are fluidized

    [​IMG]
     
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    What PO4 kit you using?
     
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    tropic marine all my test kits are tropic marine
     
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