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Old 09-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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BRS Dual reactor

Does anyone know how big of a tank the BRS Dual reactor is rated for? I can't seem to find the info on the site.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Does anyone know how big of a tank the BRS Dual reactor is rated for? I can't seem to find the info on the site.
Im pretty sure the amount of media in reactor is whats important
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Im pretty sure the amount of media in reactor is whats important
Thanks for the response Dan. I understand this, but would I be able to put enough media in these reactors, for a approx. 180g total water volume system? They do sell larger, single reactors, but price difference is considerable, when factoring in the pumps to drive them.
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Well the single is rated for 70-125 I think so the dual would be bare minimum on a 180 imo. If your levels are as good as you say though that shouldn't even be an issue.
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Does anyone know how big of a tank the BRS Dual reactor is rated for? I can't seem to find the info on the site.
I use a phosban 150 on my 250g and its still only half full of gfo it dont take much media in a rector i guess depending on what your using it for i think my reactor is 12-14" tall so if brs reactor is that tall youd be fine
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I want to start using the GFO, to get out of using the Phosphate pads, as I've heard they can adversely effect corals. And from what I'm seeing in my LPS, I'm wondering if this is the cause.
When I used to run canisters on my old 135, I used to run carbon 1 week out of every month. Since I upgraded, I haven't run any carbon, and since my tank is a mixed reef, I thought that starting to run it, might help defend against chemical warfare., as this is a possibility for why my LPS is not fairing well at this point too.
It's really strange though, SPS is growing great... That's why I was thinking too clean of a tank was a possibility too. I've heard that LPS prefer a little "dirtier water". I feed often, so I dont think that the water is that clean, but I only have 4 fish, and do weekly changes.
IDK, this is driving me crazy!!! To have gone this long, and start to lose easier corals to keep, has me pretty stumped.
Thanks for the input, Dan...
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I want to start using the GFO, to get out of using the Phosphate pads, as I've heard they can adversely effect corals. And from what I'm seeing in my LPS, I'm wondering if this is the cause.
When I used to run canisters on my old 135, I used to run carbon 1 week out of every month. Since I upgraded, I haven't run any carbon, and since my tank is a mixed reef, I thought that starting to run it, might help defend against chemical warfare., as this is a possibility for why my LPS is not fairing well at this point too.
It's really strange though, SPS is growing great... That's why I was thinking too clean of a tank was a possibility too. I've heard that LPS prefer a little "dirtier water". I feed often, so I dont think that the water is that clean, but I only have 4 fish, and do weekly changes.
IDK, this is driving me crazy!!! To have gone this long, and start to lose easier corals to keep, has me pretty stumped.
Thanks for the input, Dan...
Sounds like the dual reactor is the way to go you could run both the gfo and carbon imo sps are the easier coral all they need is good water and good lighting
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Sounds like the dual reactor is the way to go you could run both the gfo and carbon imo sps are the easier coral all they need is good water and good lighting
Yeah, I'm starting to feel the same way!
Maybe the problem is chemical warfare. The Leathers are huge!! Think I'll get the double, and see what that does. It's got to help some, even if it's undersized. If necessary, I'll just get another and run one with GFO, and one with carbon. Thanks Dan.
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