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Pylos
12/25/2011, 01:23 PM
I'm setting up my first CA reactor, a Korallin C1502. Originally I was going to install a fitting to feed the reactor via the main sump return pump. The issue is that I turn off that pump regularly for feeding, so I'd kind of like to have another option to feed the reactor.

Will an aqualifter provide enough pressure? When I tested the setup with freshwater and an aqualifter it didn't seem to really pressurize well. Should I go to something like a MJ? If so what would be sufficient, a 600 or 1200?

Does this reactor require a sponge placed inside it? If so I'd need to get one - should I cut my own? Where does the sponge go, at the top of the media?

smsreefer
12/25/2011, 06:45 PM
Great reactor. I would stick with the pump it was designed to be used with, the Eheim 1048.

Here's a manual that should cover everything.

http://c1.f3images.com/IMD/UserManuals/KL1502.pdf

Happy Reefin'

Pylos
12/25/2011, 09:54 PM
Great reactor. I would stick with the pump it was designed to be used with, the Eheim 1048.

Here's a manual that should cover everything.

http://c1.f3images.com/IMD/UserManuals/KL1502.pdf

Happy Reefin'

Yup, that pump works great for circulation. You still need to gravity feed the pump, which I have ruled out, or have an external pump "feed" the reactor, which is what the question was about.

smsreefer
12/26/2011, 09:17 AM
oops...I'm guilty ....I glanced over the top of your post.
It does mention using a Maxi-jet 400 or Rio 90 in the manual for feeding the reactor .

Pylos
12/26/2011, 11:45 AM
oops...I'm guilty ....I glanced over the top of your post.
It does mention using a Maxi-jet 400 or Rio 90 in the manual for feeding the reactor .

Great, thank you very much!

Anyone have any experience using these pumps to feed or others?

Pylos
12/27/2011, 12:38 PM
Oh yes, and do I need a sponge in the reactor chamber?