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Old 02-21-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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GFO Reactor

Im looking at getting a reactor to lower or completely get rid of my phosphates. My phosphates sit around 0.25ppm for the most part. I have R/O unit with filters and membranes changed in december 2013. My light cycle is 6hrs and i still get bad hair algae outbreak every few months. I do 10gal WC every week.

I don't know much about reactors. My tanks is 40gal total between DT and sump. What kind of reactor would I need and what media for it. Thanks for the help.
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Is your unit an ro or is it ro/di? Ro doesn't always remove everything from the water source, such as phosphates.
In terms of reactors, the BRS reactors are pretty solid. I would look at the single unit as the dual sometimes have trouble getting gfo to tumble correctly, since gfo needs to have a 'light boil' of flow through it. You could run gfo, or other products in the reactor that remove phosphates like phosban or phosguard.
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it is ro/di. I'll look at the single on BRS site. Its well with in my price range. As I have never used a reactor how would it connect to my system. Would it go in or outside the sump and does it need a pump?
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It needs a pump and a valve. They are mounted outside the sump.
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I'll take a picture of mine so you can get a good idea of things if you need, but it is exactly what Greg said. BRS used to sell a combo set of a reactor, pump, and ball valve if I remember correctly.
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