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Old 05-06-2011, 09:02 AM   #11
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Cool. So what kind of pump would I get? I have a 75 gal tank so I'm not sure if that matters or not consider'n I am basically get'n the pump that's suitable for the unit itself. Plus what type of media should I get and what brand do you recommend? I was on fosters and smith and they have so many choices I'm not sure if it's the right stuff or not.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:06 AM   #12
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Check out bulk reef supply. Its cheaper there.

BRS has the pump listed thats required too. i think they reccomend a mj 400. I could be worng though. lol
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #13
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Thanks Carey. And thanks everyone else for the info.
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The clody water is likely a bacterial bloom which is normal if you add all the Bio Pellets at once in the beginning add and airstone and you should be fine in a few days. Make sure you have agood surface turn over for oxygen the bacterial bloom will use up oxygen
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I have the Phosban reactor for my bio-pellets and the BRS housing for GFO and GAC. I prefer the BRS housings.
A MJ400 is not quite enough for the bio-pellets. Use either a MJ600 or MJ900. I have a MJ600 on my Phosban reactor.
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Are the pellets better than the granular? I think the 400mj is only for that. I would think the pellets are heavier. lol You also need a little filter plate for the reactor if you use pellets over granular, correct?

I'm in the market as well, have been for awhile
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I have a MJ1200 on mine
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:30 AM   #18
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I have a MJ1200 on mine

Does your media float or is that pump too much? I know the media is supposed to gently tumble. I'm pretty close to getting one of these myself, tired of the darn phosphates. lol
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I have a ball valve and its cut back. Sometimes as the NPX gets older it begins to clump so I have room to open the pump more. I also put a mag-float 25 inside to break them up if need be. If you go with GFO I had a Rio 90 on my reactor and had a slow tumble looked like water starting to boil for turn over. Bulkreefsupply has a great video on GFO. Biopellets should turn over pretty good to stop the clumping. If I get a minute tomorrow I will post a video of my reactor and biolpellets.
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Thanks for the explanation. I appreciate it. i was a tad confused on the pellet vs. granular.
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