Hello all, I'm working on a nitrate reactor for my saltwater tank and wanted to know if you think it would work. I'm running a 55 FWLR. I do not have a skimmer(yet!), 3 powerheads(470g/hr), 40 lbs. crushed coral substrate, 1 Power Filter, and 8 fish. I know that 8 fish are too much for this size tank, but hopefully this reacor will help reduce my weekly water changes(RO
or Ocean Water from the beach).
ok. I don't currently have a digital camera so I created this pic for ya. As you can see it is 2 inch PVC
at 43 inches tall with 1/4 inch input/output. Now when I tested this thing out I was cycling a half(1/2) gallon in 20 minutes. If my calculations are correct that would be 1.5 gal
/hour which then comes out to 36 gallons a day passing through this chamber.
My question is this: Will 36 gallons a day be enough water flow for this to work or is it not enough or too much.
Sorry for all the repeat pics.