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Old 07-03-2011, 02:55 PM   #11
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Ok so far I am thinking of the phosban reactor by two little fishy.. what u guys think of the via aqua 20 20? Also what other reactors do u guys recommend as a dual setup one for carbon and one for gfo. My lfs told me not to run them together in the same reactor but like mr x said carbon works fine with either fast or slow flow so I don't see a problem running it together with gfo in same reactor
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:08 PM   #12
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there are two problems with it. GFO needs to be replaced every 4 weeks and Carbon needs to be replaced every 2 weeks. The second thing is the carbon is harder than the gfo and can break it up and it get released into the tank. They really need different flows. The Gfo needs to boil slightley and the carbon doesn't. the best thing to do is 2 seperate reactors that was you can replace the media at seperate times and save money.
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Carbon's life span varies according to the amount added and what all it is removing, every tank will be different.

Carbon is harder AND can break up?
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on my phosban reactor paperwork it said you could mix carbon and phosphate media but maybe they didnt take into account one gets exhausted quicker then the other
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #15
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True. Anyone using via aqua 20 20?
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How fast each is removed depends on how much of what they are removing is present. It could go either way, it is a tank to tank situation.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:21 PM   #17
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Carbon's life span varies according to the amount added and what all it is removing, every tank will be different.

Carbon is harder AND can break up?

yes in order to get the GFO to tumble you will also tumble the carbon the carbon is harder than the gfo and it will grind against each other and break up and get into the tank.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:21 PM   #18
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Well I went with the via aqua 20/20 since it already came with the pump and the tubing. Everything was ready to go right out the box. I am only running gfo. I don't think I really need the carbon for now.
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