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Johnic
04/15/2014, 10:55 PM
Like the title says, I'm looking for a good bio pellet reactor. Most likely get a recirculating reactor would be best. Any thoughts.?

Beefy_Reefy
04/16/2014, 01:51 AM
Reef dynamics

jgalen0025
04/16/2014, 08:39 AM
The best is the reef dynamics or you can diy one fairly easy

solitude127
04/16/2014, 12:21 PM
I like the aquamaxx reactor. Price is fairly inexpensive as well

david_lee
04/16/2014, 12:35 PM
Reef Dynamic or any recirculated reactor that you can control the flow coming out of the reactor..

desertrat505
04/16/2014, 01:58 PM
Innovative Marine makes a decent one. Easy to use and clean. Very small footprint in sump.

origreefer
04/16/2014, 06:29 PM
Been using the JNS Alpha2 on my Elos 75g. Tumbles pellets perfectly, never clumps. 0 Nitrates 0 phosphates, couldn't ask for more.

Johnic
05/04/2014, 10:46 PM
Do you guys recommend bio pellet reactor vs gfo reactor. I'm thinking the gfo is having I'll affects on my tank.

rvj
05/05/2014, 02:05 AM
Do you guys recommend bio pellet reactor vs gfo reactor. I'm thinking the gfo is having I'll affects on my tank.

I had the same question...I bought the brs dual gfo and carbon reactors and then I saw a bio pellet reactor from Cadlights BR1. im interested in this to. so I will subscribe.

Aaaron
05/05/2014, 06:38 AM
Do not buy the Cadlights BR-1 I bought one and it is very cheaply made. Garbage motors, and there customer service sucks. And they take forever to ship anything. I didn't even hook it up. I sold it, and got something different

saltydog1
06/19/2014, 02:04 PM
Reef Dynamics gets my vote :thumbsup:

DeerSlayer5152
06/19/2014, 02:10 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/20/3edu3u6u.jpg

Triton aquatics reactors are great. I have 3. Bp, carbon, gfo. Sorry for the rats nest of wires, cleaned up now.

Leanan
06/19/2014, 03:12 PM
I'm also curious whether people would recommend biopellets or GFO on a 75 gallon tank?

Uncle Luke
06/19/2014, 08:47 PM
I'm also curious whether people would recommend biopellets or GFO on a 75 gallon tank?

Biopelletes are designed to reduce mainly nitrates while GFO is to reduce Phosphates. A lot of people run both.

moondoggy4
06/19/2014, 11:47 PM
I just bought the Hydra Aquatics, Marine Depot has them, also Custom Aquatics in San Marcos.

Leanan
06/20/2014, 09:55 AM
Biopelletes are designed to reduce mainly nitrates while GFO is to reduce Phosphates. A lot of people run both.

Oh ok, thanks for the info!

hostage46
07/07/2014, 11:51 AM
So I've been running a BRS dual reacor, carbon on one side, Biopellets in the other. I'm running a cobalt 1250 power head, so that's close to nort of 250 gph. That said, the pellets are not tumbling well, liminted movement.

Is tumbling necessary?

sowildpaul
07/07/2014, 03:11 PM
So I've been running a BRS dual reacor, carbon on one side, Biopellets in the other. I'm running a cobalt 1250 power head, so that's close to nort of 250 gph. That said, the pellets are not tumbling well, liminted movement.

Is tumbling necessary?Yes, it's supposed to be like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJllUN2xAs4

BRS dual reactors are for GFO and carbon.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-gfo-carbon-reactor-dual-1-5957b59b3b33dbf65c5f66aecb0394f7.html

Don't use a RO-style reactor for bio-pellets like you do.


(http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-gfo-carbon-reactor-dual-1-5957b59b3b33dbf65c5f66aecb0394f7.html)

sowildpaul
07/07/2014, 05:02 PM
From the second link I posted above:

Not for use with biopellet media

hostage46
07/07/2014, 05:18 PM
So it does... even though one the guys thought it might work. That said, I have one of these :http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-gfo-carbon-reactor-deluxe-1-5fdfe2c20035ef27771422342d1842ff.html

Which looks quite a bit like this
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-biopellet-reactor-1.html

sowildpaul
07/07/2014, 05:58 PM
So I've been running a BRS dual reacor, carbon on one side, Biopellets in the other. I'm running a cobalt 1250 power head, so that's close to nort of 250 gph. That said, the pellets are not tumbling well, liminted movement.

Is tumbling necessary?
You said it. Obviously, it's not working well for bio-pellets.
So it does... even though one the guys thought it might work. That said, I have one of these :http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-gfo-carbon-reactor-deluxe-1-5fdfe2c20035ef27771422342d1842ff.html

Which looks quite a bit like this
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-biopellet-reactor-1.html

One of the customer reviewers from your second link;



Not for biopellets By trigger on 5/17/2013


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</td></tr></tbody></table>trigger wouldn't recommend this product to a friend I have 1 of these reactors and 2 of the black brs ones. They are perfect for GFO and Carbon, however i dont think they are ideal for Biopellets what so ever. After just 1 week the biopellets are barely tumbling because of gunk buildup inside the filter that restricts flow. This has to be cleaned weekly to keep the biopellets tumbling. Having to do this makes it a chore so I am seriously considering a different reactor. I hope BRS will re-design this reactor so that it doesnt clog as easily. Do not recomment for BIO Pellets. Only for GFO and Carbon.

hostage46
07/07/2014, 06:10 PM
yep... I've been coming to the same conculsion after a bit of reading...

hostage46
07/07/2014, 06:17 PM
now I'm going down this track...http://www.reefdynamics.com/Reef-Dynamics-Bio-Pellet-Reactor-Model-BPR135E-p/bpr135e.htm

sowildpaul
07/07/2014, 06:46 PM
now I'm going down this track...http://www.reefdynamics.com/Reef-Dynamics-Bio-Pellet-Reactor-Model-BPR135E-p/bpr135e.htmIt's a little expensive but I think it's worth it. What's more, it includes a part that you can hook up to your skimmer somehow and no additional pump is needed.

http://www.reefdynamics.com/Bio-Pellet-Reactor-Protein-Skimmer-Intake-Manifold-p/p-bprpsim-1.00x.375.htm

hostage46
07/07/2014, 06:55 PM
I really like this design, http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/jns-alpha-2-biopellet-reactor-1.html

Richocet83
07/07/2014, 07:02 PM
Saw Sicce demonstrating this at Reef-a-palooza Orlando, not sure what volume of water it will work with but it looked cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cJsNZ5s67E

sowildpaul
07/07/2014, 07:18 PM
I really like this design, http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/jns-alpha-2-biopellet-reactor-1.htmlIs it an in-sump reactor? Anyway, as bio-pellet manufacturers recommend, the outlet of a bio-pellet reactor should be near your protein skimmer's intake. I believe you know why.

HaroldT
07/07/2014, 07:30 PM
Aqua Maxx is a good one. Not pricey either. It works well.

hostage46
07/07/2014, 08:47 PM
it is an in sump unit, which works well for me, leaving the dual reactor for carbon, and if needed, GFO. The outflow will be within a few inches of the skimmer intake