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Old 08-10-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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DIY Carbon Media Reactor

I was interested in running some carbon in my 30 gallon system, but I've read that using carbon in a media reactor uses the media much more efficiently as opposed to just placing the media in a filter bag. I was thinking about adding some carbon into an old DI cartridge, since it makes for a nice reactor size with all of the media removed. I would then have a pump pass water through the cartridge with media and foam sponges to hold it in place.

Would this idea work?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Should work very well IMO.
Biggest issue IMO will be connecting pump with proper fittings?
If that is easy for you then you should have a very good reactor!
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I made one! at very low cost and works wonderfully!

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DIY reactor. Phosphate or Carbon?
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