Originally Posted by VinnyP
So I have a 12 gallon tank and just have a HOB
filter with a filter pad carbon and biomax. I want to start doing Carbon and GFO
but stumped if I should just put the two in a filter bag and put it in the HOB
filter or I was thinking of buying BulkReefSupply Carbon and GFO
Reactor. Will the carbon and GFO
do fine in the HOB
filter of should I get the BRS Reactor
A reactor will do a much better and efficient job. They are pretty cheap, about the price of a cheapish HOB
filter and you will get much better results.
If you plan on running carbon and GFO
i highly suggest the dual reactor so you can easily change the carbon and GFO
separately. Will save you money and much easier to change out media. The single works just as well but requires you to change the carbon and Gfo
at the same time. Gfo
has a longer lifespan than carbon so this make it somewhat wasteful, just to let you know. Im not sure the price difference but I'm guessing it probably 20 bucks difference or so.
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.