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Old 04-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Biopellet questions

I'm setting up a bio pellet reactor on my 55 gal tank (90gal total water vol) I have a external protein skimmer rated to 125 gallons but I still have a very low bioload only a few small fish the bio pellet reactor is a two little fishes

My question is can I set the bio pellet reactor I between the pump and the protein skimmer so water gets pumped into the reactor then directly into the skimmer
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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I have mine after skimmer just make sure pellets are barely moving or u will release too many nutrients and have red slime. I diode and once I backed off a little it rent away
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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From what I've read, the optimal placement for these reactors is in the same section as the skimmer so that the skimmer can immediately pick that water up. I don't have a bio pellet reactor as of yet, so this is just from what I've read... Good luck!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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I have my biopellet reactor in the same compartment as my skimmer with the output hose from the reactor as near to the intake of the skimmer as i can get it.

Supposed to maximize the pellets use by having it skim immediately after the reactor.
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Wait I thought the pellets should roll around?
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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Wait I thought the pellets should roll around?
Yes, they need to be in a fluidized state. That's what the reactor is for.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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I have mine after skimmer just make sure pellets are barely moving or u will release too many nutrients and have red slime. I diode and once I backed off a little it rent away
It just sounded to ne like he ment they stay still. Sorry
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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so to reactor or not to reactor.
and is is true that if you use a reactor you don't need to do water changes?
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