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Old 12-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #11
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I unfortunately had to do a huge WC today because my ammonia was sky high and my JD wasn't looking great. Just did about a 90% change. I will check trates tomorrow and go from there
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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I unfortunately had to do a huge WC today because my ammonia was sky high and my JD wasn't looking great. Just did about a 90% change. I will check trates tomorrow and go from there
What do you think cause the ammonia spike?
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #13
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When you get a chance, could you post a picture of the pump and how it's connected.....
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #14
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What do you think cause the ammonia spike?
Too much feeding I suppose. Plus it's my turtle and a JD, not the smallest bioload for a 55 lol. Anyway should get better after the change ill check tonight. And it's a submersible pump I just connected some hosing to it that feeds to the reactor and then back into the tank
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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Looks good I like the idea. Now your dirty turtle will be manageable
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #16
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Any updates??
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He not on the forum much anymore for a few reasons. I can ask him.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:25 AM   #19
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Any updates??
Sorry as TCC mentioned I have disassociated myself with the forum. I happened to just think about it and decided to pop on. Anyway the reactor did not work as well as planned but I would like to blame that on a significant bioload (turtle and some convicts in a 55 gallon). I believe I required more media and a larger chamber to house enough bacteria to combat my astronomical nitrate load. Anyway, I'm currently attempting the pothos route. I acquired some egg crate and cut it so it fit as a topper to my tank. I then stuck the roots through the egg crate until the were fully submerged. My nitrates are currently in the 80-100 range so if I remember ill pop back on with results in a couple weeks. For the reactor, I truly believe if my nitrates were more around the 40 ppm range it would have shown some results. I would think to notice anything I would have had to filled a 5 gallon bucket with media and water proofed it. Instead of wasting more money on media and materials I spent maybe $10 on three pothos plants and $12 on egg crate
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blame it on the smelly turtle lol
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