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jereader
10/06/2010, 02:29 PM
I just ordered one of these for my 57 gallon with ~20 gallon sump:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006JM0KI/ref=oss_product

Is there a way to use this as a sulfur reactor? If so, what mods, if any, do I need to make to it? If sulfur is not feasible, what other media is effective for strong nitrate reduction?

I have tried to search around for this particular reactor on here, without much luck. If someone knows of a thread that will address this for me, please post a link.

billdogg
10/06/2010, 03:55 PM
that is one of the better (IMO) reactors on the market. Great price and easy to setup / use.

The best way to lower nitrates is by larger, more frequent water changes.

JM.02

jereader
10/06/2010, 04:34 PM
With work, school, and family, water changes don't happen as often as I'd like them to. If I could just get the dog trained... but I digress. I try to do water changes as regularly as I can, but my schedule is pretty hectic, and before I know it, it's been 2 months since a 10% water change. I'd like something to help me keep nitrates down during those times when the tank gets neglected.

I guess what I am looking for is, what is the best all-around reactor media to help combat nuisance algae?

billdogg
10/06/2010, 05:33 PM
Could you put a refugium in line someplace? I never thought it would be worth the effort, but they are very easy to set up, and allow you to use Cheato. That would allow you to help control both nitrates and phosphates, with the added bonus of giving you more volume too!

I guess I just prefer to go the more natural route. In the long run, IMO, a much better way to go.

JM.02

jereader
10/06/2010, 06:35 PM
I guess I should have mentioned that in the OP. I also have a refugium with chaeto. The chaeto has grown some since I added it (~6mo) but the GHA seems to be out-competing it. I guess I should also confess, I don't test my water... :sad2: Is it perhaps not nitrates that are feeding the GHA? Would something like purigen be a better way to go?