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Old 01-27-2014, 12:14 AM   #11
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I followed the video instructions from BRS to the letter and my GFO always clumped to the point it wouldn't tumble no matter how much pump pressure. I like GFO even though it's a mess to work with. Can't cure the tumble issue. Even mixed in charcoal and it would seize up even then
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:25 AM   #12
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It's odd everyone I see that mentions GFO says they got it from BRS. My question to you guys is why do you keep supporting the product? I have some great off brand GFO and have yet to have any clumping issues in my reactor. Makes me wonder.
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Here is the one I use.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:28 AM   #14
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I use it cause I get a good price on it being a preferred reefer, as well as participating in group buys. Also doesn't hurt I live within 10 miles of the warehouse so no delivery. As far as the GFO clumping up on me. I have yet to have it happen bd enough that it stops working. I usually just dial it in while it is rinsing and let it go. I have run it with carbon together and I had really good results as well.

If you don't mind me asking how much is the GFO you use? Any way to cut costs without cutting reliability is helpful.


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I paid $17 shipped for a pound.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:44 AM   #16
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I just cleans my reactor and added more GFO than before, I'm getting much better movement without all the dust I was getting before. I'll keep running it and update what I find out.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:53 AM   #17
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GFO clumping

I have personally never had any issue with BRS GFO clumping I use the high capacity stuff and regenerate it after use. GFO is supposed to be rinsed at least once a week in the reactor by turning the inlet valve to it highest setting for just a couple of secounds to rinse the GFO this should help with the clumping issues.
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The bad clumping issues are made worse in high calcium environments where it literally becomes a patty in a weeks time.
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