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MHG
12/18/2011, 09:46 AM
No matter how much flow I put in I only get 1/2 the pellets to tumble... I have only 100ml in there. I tried raising the screen up and all that does is change wich half is tumbling. Any suggestions?

I am coming off a manifold and diverted a lot of floww and still no change...


http://youtu.be/VYUUvrxv804

http://youtu.be/VYUUvrxv804

Ferguson1977
12/18/2011, 10:16 AM
Take the foam off the bottom. I had the same problem, tried the foam screens and the bio pellet screens and it works best if I use no screen on the bottom.

aleonn
12/18/2011, 12:08 PM
Even after taking off the foam in the TLF reactor, my BPs kept on clogging up after a month or two. There are some nice DIY mods for the TLF if you do a search, or you can get a dedicated biopellet reactor for best tumble (JNS Alpha, NextReef SMR1, Super Reef Octopus, or Aquamaxxx, for example).

MHG
12/18/2011, 03:46 PM
simple fix until I can mod it...Tilt it about 30 degrees...

http://youtu.be/M2dfgbr_9hQ

MarkGP
12/18/2011, 03:56 PM
Looks like nowhere near enough flow. I run a maxijet 1200 for a feed pump and it tumbles 300 ml all the way to the top.

MHG
12/18/2011, 06:21 PM
oh its turned down now that its tumbling better...

Steved13
12/18/2011, 06:29 PM
I would recommend, running the screen all the way down so you get the benefit, of the whole reactor.

+1 on more flow, not a lot more but more.

I've found best long term results, when every pellet is moving at all times.

doctorgori
12/18/2011, 06:43 PM
yeah, maxi-jet 1200 ...I got about 400ml I'd guess in mine

MHG
12/19/2011, 07:40 AM
When i moved the screed up I got much better flow...I think I am going to go with this mod...

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2072529


It adresses the once sided flow issue...