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Old 08-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Am considering purchasing a phosphate reactor for my 150g tank.
I currently have a wet/dry sump with external pump, a protein skimmer and a UV sterilizer.
I was looking at the 2 Little Fishies 150 and 550, but wasn't sur which to get. Is it better to oversize a reactor?
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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I would go for the 550 if it were me. The 150 doesnt really hold all that much media and with your tank being 150g you will need a decent amount.
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I would go for the 550 if it were me. The 150 doesnt really hold all that much media and with your tank being 150g you will need a decent amount.
The 550 was what I was leaning towards but didn't want to oversize if it would hurt things.

Can you recommend a pump size for that reactor?

Also, would the 150 work for a carbon reactor or should I get 2 550's?
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I'm using a 150 for carbon now on my 115g and it is just barely enough. You need room for the media and for it to tumble. I use a maxi jet for the 150 and would think a mag 3 or mj1200 would be good. I was using a mag 3 with my BRS biopellet reactor and it worked very well.
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I'm using a 150 for carbon now on my 115g and it is just barely enough. You need room for the media and for it to tumble. I use a maxi jet for the 150 and would think a mag 3 or mj1200 would be good. I was using a mag 3 with my BRS biopellet reactor and it worked very well.
Tumbling carbon? Not suppose to tumble carbon unless you were talking about GFO. But yeah I agree with the info Carey gave, 550 would be my pic as well. I would think the maxijet 1200 would be able to handle it but as stated if not mag 3 would be a good choice as well.

Good luck with the tank
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