Originally Posted by carey
I was also thinking about getting a bio pellet reactor.....so CCCapt, youre saying you didnt like the results? Did you lose any corals or did they come back after bleaching? I don't want to risk my corals if thats the case....
No, I did not like the results, but I tried them for a specific reason. I work at a nuclear power plant and I knew I would be working 50-70 hrs/wk for 2-3 months and probably wouldn't have time to do my normal tank maintanence. My thinking was the bio pellets would keep any nitrates or phosphates down if I couldn't do my normal routine. Since I wasn't home as much I was feeding alot less and I think the bio pellets actually made my water too clean. I lost 2 nice sized millie colonies. The flesh looked like it was literally peeling off and they died in a matter of days. After that I took the reactor offline and went back to just carbon and GFO
They might have been OK if I had kept up with heavy feedings, since that's their purpose.....you can feed heavy and not worry about nitrate/phosphate. I personally won't go back to them. I've had lots of success with carbon and GFO
and if it ain't broke I'm not going to try to fix it.