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Old 09-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #11
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currently have biopellets but have not seen any positive results. so im thinking about redoing my sump and allowing almost 1/3-1/2 of it for the dsb and fuge section. i dont know if deep sand beds are still a viable means of filtration and nitrate reduction.

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Oh ok thought maybe you werent running them long enough but sounds like you did thats odd they worked great for me in fact to well i took them off
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #12
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hello everyone.

currently have biopellets but have not seen any positive results. so im thinking about redoing my sump and allowing almost 1/3-1/2 of it for the dsb and fuge section. i dont know if deep sand beds are still a viable means of filtration and nitrate reduction.

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Back to original question imo dsb will aid in reducing nitrate
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:43 AM   #13
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I'm curious about your bio pellet reactor as I have A dsb and have added a reactor and I have noticed huge improvements also Dsb helped a lot with the nitrates key is good seeding and no sand sifter star fishs or other predatory animals that eat the beneficial organisms in the sandbed
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #14
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I have read many mixed results about bio pellets. For me it didn't help. Even after trying to increase feeding to feed the bacteria.

I have used two different reactors. First was the two little fishies phosban then the brs phos/pellet reactor. The brs reactor is junk, both for phosphate media and pellets. So I went back to 2lf reactor.
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Yea I have the 2lfr seems ok I think I need a bigger pump but I only run like 1/3 of what they said and it seems to be doing its job the increase in food that it produces seems to be bring coloured back to most of my corals
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I have read many mixed results about bio pellets. For me it didn't help. Even after trying to increase feeding to feed the bacteria.

I have used two different reactors. First was the two little fishies phosban then the brs phos/pellet reactor. The brs reactor is junk, both for phosphate media and pellets. So I went back to 2lf reactor.
Why did you think the brs reactor was junk? Just curious because I recently purchased it and haven't had trouble... Yet!
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Why did you think the brs reactor was junk? Just curious because I recently purchased it and haven't had trouble... Yet!
The pellets didn't tumble as well as they did in the 2lf reactor. This was with a maxijet 1200 as the supply pump and then latter a tee off my return line. I have a ball valve after the tee and a quiet-one 2200 as the return and had the valve closed all the way just for giggles. Still lousy. It got clogged often. Tried a few of the recommended mods for it and still wasn't impressed. When I had it for gfo it was the same miserable poor tumble. I am glad that its working for you. Junk for me.
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