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Old 05-06-2011, 09:51 AM   #21
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I have the Two Little Fishies reactor and am quite happy with it. I have a MJ 600 and the first couple of weeks it was running fine. Once a week, as per instructions, I would open the valve to full for a couple of minutes to give it a stir. However I now am finding that the pump even with full open on the valve is not giving it's all. I've taken it apart, in fact took everything apart to make sure of "no clogs" but the pump doesn't pump it's full rating anymore. I'm thinking that I've wrecked it since I piped it back with the valve. I'm now thinking an adjustable pump should have been the way to go. I know that not letting the pump do it's full speed shortens its life. Anyone else had pump issues when throttling it back?

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Old 05-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #22
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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.
That would be awesome. Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:09 PM   #23
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I have a MJ 1200 on the reactor its about 3/4 way open and I have not had any trouble with clumping or slowing down. Its been up for about 4-5 weeks now. You can see the Mag-Float 25 that I have, I have never had to use it but if I do it will keep me from having to take the reactor apart.


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Old 05-07-2011, 04:58 PM   #24
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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
Granular is better. Pellets don't last as long.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:08 PM   #25
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Granular GFO and BioPellets are 2 different things
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:01 PM   #27
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I been look'n at the phosban reactor and it doesn't come with anything plumbing wise. Does the pump go in the tank? I dont have a sump.
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It can. You can also put multiple media in there at once or link multiple reactors to it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:55 PM   #29
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It can. You can also put multiple media in there at once or link multiple reactors to it.
Does it have to be in the tank? And I'm have'n a hard time find'n out a pump for this phosban set up. And the size has me confused too cuz I been read'n if you get the suggested size it bogs down on you eventually and if you go to big it will destroy all you're media and won't work properly. I'm at a loss.
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I got a pump that you can adjust how strong it is. I'll look it up.
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