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Old 08-01-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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What to run in BRS dual reactor?

Have a nitrate issue and algae issue. I may get the BRS dual reactor. I want to run GFO in one reactor, but I'm not sure of any good things to lower nitrates to put in the other. How much gfo should I use? In testing almost 0 phosphates but have a ton of algae. Idk what to do.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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I run the gfo and the carbon about half full each. If you put too much of either in there they will get packed down and be less effective, especially the gfo. You need to keep the gfo turning over to keep it from packing. I have 0 nitrates and phosphates.
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I run GFO and carbon as well...but considering replacing the carbon with purigen due to my continued issues with my water source.
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I don't use the BRS but I do run 2 reactors and I also use gfo and carbon.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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Alright thanks. Since I have a nitrate issue I'm thinking gfo and denitrate. Only issue is that for denitrate you need slow flow apparently like 50gph. Should I maybe run denitrate in both reactors? Or would carbon and gfo help with trates??? I really want the overall best water. Not just low trates. So I'm guessing carbon/gfo would be better cuz gfo=low phos and carbon takes out organics. So I guess I'll do that and make a RDSB and dose vinegar for trates.
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As far as I know carbon will absorb nitrates and that combined with GFO for phosphates should be good.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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Alright thanks. Hopefully Incan get it in a week or two.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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Should I get it with the MJ 1200??? I don't know if it's actually good with that pump. What should I do?
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I am not familiar with that pump, but if I can keep a steady flow out of a Rio pump I don't see why that one wouldn't be able to do the job...I could be quite wrong here though.
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I bought it with the mj1200 and it works great.
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