I put this in the wrong forum originally (the equipment portion)
I recently built a DIY phos reactor out of a filter canister, refillable DI
container, and a standard aquarium pump.
This is what it looks like.
Im wondering a couple things as the media isnt tumbling at all (though it didnt tumble much in the real phos reactor my buddy lent me).
1) how does the water flow through these canisters. Does it flow in through the cartridge area down then around and back up through the outer shell in the sides? Or does it flow down the side then through the bottom of the DI
resin cartridge up through the center?
2) if its flowing down through the DI
cart is it still working as it would still be pushing the water through the phos pellets? Is tumbling REALLY that big of a deal here more than jut flow?
One last question would be would putting some carbon in there be a good idea as well? Is mixing them in the same assembly a bad idea or fine?
Ive seen a video of someone else who made this and he didnt even use a DI
container in his. He just plopped the phosban in the bottom of his cartridge and lets it tumble like that. I would do that by my concern would be phos pellets actually getting in my tank, unless I used some filter floss to block it?
heres the video of the one Im talking about.