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Old 07-14-2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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You would be perfectly fine running carbon in your HOB and GFO in a reactor. Just tell the guys at BRS your tank size and ask for their recommendation. You won't need to run a lot of it at once. A container should last a long time.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
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Id run a tad more than a tablespoon of gfo. Good starting point if it isnt enough or too much. Ill measure mine when i change it...jist kida been eyeballing it.
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I was wondering if I get the reactor and run the GFO at the bottom and the carbon up top between the pads, because I really just want to get rid of the HOB filter can I put the carbon in a filter sock Inbetween the foam pads....? Easier maintanence I'm thinking just an idea
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Just get the dual reactor. The more you try to complicate things the more can go wrong. And you wont put anything in a sock in the reactor it needs to be loose so it can 'tumble' inside the tube.
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I don't want to go with the dual reactor tho because of carbon and GFO having different flow rates and can't afford 2 singles right now, and of I put the carbon in the filter sock carbon is not suppose to tumble anyway only the GFO which would be at the bottom where it could tumble
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Valid. Doesn't stop me from running them both in my dual reactor without issue. Water is beautiful and my phosphate issue is almost solved.
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So I'm asking, you think that work fine with the GFO on bottom able to tumble and carbon in the sock in between the pads for easier maintenance since it changes out quicker than GFO....... Thanks for the help
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #18
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Well, I don't think I'd promote it but in theory it could work. I just see issues with it clogging easier with 2 types of stuff in there. Might also run into problems with changing just the carbon. But then again, all maybes.
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Trial and error I guess
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