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Old 08-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #11
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My gfo stayed in place with barely a tumble and was never out of the chamber with the 2 sponges it came with. Either put the sponges back or restrict the flow from the pump feeding it more.
How much of a trickle do u have coming out of the output line?
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Light stream. Think of the light tumble as a low boil on the stove.
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Light stream. Think of the light tumble as a low boil on the stove.
Gotcha, then yeah I've been allowing too much flow to go thru.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:00 PM   #14
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If you are keeping a reef, high calcium levels causes GFO to clump up. In my reactor, I could only get it to tumble gently for about two weeks, then it became a gooey clump. I have given up on GFO entirely. I went to two reactors, one with Purigen (which I regenerate), the other with bio pellets. My DOC's are lower than they were with the GFO.
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If you are keeping a reef, high calcium levels causes GFO to clump up. In my reactor, I could only get it to tumble gently for about two weeks, then it became a gooey clump. I have given up on GFO entirely. I went to two reactors, one with Purigen (which I regenerate), the other with bio pellets. My DOC's are lower than they were with the GFO.
Interesting. My calcium isn't high as of now. Around 440 usually. See my problem isn't that it clumps up but after awhile it seems like it breaks down into an even finer material and gets sucked thru and back into the tank causing my DT to become cloudy. But as soon as I turn the reactor off, my DT becomes clear so I know its the GFO.

Also, I wouldn't have enough room for another reactor Lol barely have room for what I have in there now lol
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I'm trying out the cobalt anti nitrate and phosphate resins. My tank looks nice, just can't slow down the algae growth that overwhelms my sump. An ats is in my future to make it easier to clean, it is beneficial after all.
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Usually you use the post filter pad that comes with the unit. But that gets clogged up with GFO fine particles quickly.
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Usually you use the post filter pad that comes with the unit. But that gets clogged up with GFO fine particles quickly.
Exactly why I took it out. Let me ask ya this. I have a 90g tank/30g sump. How much GFO do u think I should be putting into the reactor?
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I'd fill it at least half way full.
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I'd fill it at least half way full.
That's where I have it. Just wanted to see what someone else thought
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