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Old 01-13-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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Nitrate reactor and bio pellets

Hey guys I have a question do nitrate reactors and bio pellets work? How many of you guys have used these things, do they work and if so how do they work?

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:15 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about the nitrate or bio pellet reactors from personal experience. I have read that bio pellet reactors have caused alk dropps at times, but no first hand experience. What I do run is a dual reactor from BRS with phosguard and purigen to get good results.
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I've had both.... I've removed the nitrate reactor from my tank and just running a biopellet reactor.

Nitrate reactors work but it takes a lot of effort to set up the drop rate plus it does drop your PH down. Also I had it setup on my 265g and considering it just slowly drops water it takes forever to cycle the tank and considering it moves so slowly I personally didn't notice any difference in the parameters of the DP.... I just found it a waist of money on sulphur.

The biopellet though is amazing.... best reactor I've ever bought. It really makes a difference, haven't noticed any drop on alk or anything but it does maintain nitrates and phosphates. I guess maybe the alk drop might be from cheaper branded biopellets... I dunno..... but I use reef octopus and never had a problem
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