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ClownReef®
06/28/2017, 08:15 PM
Carbon? GFO? Bio Pellets?

Im simplifying my system after running Zeo for a while and not getting good results.

I have a brand new Vertex media reactor I have yet to install.

What do you run in your system?

river2reef2024
06/28/2017, 08:43 PM
Cheato

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ClownReef®
06/29/2017, 09:00 AM
Anybody else?

Diana A
06/29/2017, 09:04 AM
brs carbon

GimpyFin
06/29/2017, 10:50 AM
Two reactors here. Biopellets in one (Ecobak plus), and gfo in the other (Phosfiltrum.)

Potatohead
06/29/2017, 11:05 AM
Carbon and phosguard, recently switched from Rowa

GQuinn
06/29/2017, 02:52 PM
Carbon and Phosguard here also.

hann1bal
06/29/2017, 03:12 PM
GFO and sometimes Carbon

hartin461
06/29/2017, 03:41 PM
4= carbon, gfo, bio pellets, matrix..sometimes I just put filter media of some sorts just to polish the water a bit.

ClownReef®
06/29/2017, 05:43 PM
Do you guys ever mix carbon and GFO?

Thanks for the replies!

Any good literature on bio pelletets?

Potatohead
06/29/2017, 06:13 PM
Do you guys ever mix carbon and GFO?

Thanks for the replies!

Any good literature on bio pelletets?


I do. I run about 1/2 - 2/3 the recommended phosphate remover and change the whole deal about every 3-4 weeks.

gprdypoo04
06/29/2017, 07:56 PM
Two reactors here. Biopellets in one (Ecobak plus), and gfo in the other (Phosfiltrum.)

Just curious........why run both? Bio pellets not reducing the phosphates enough?

L8Braker
06/30/2017, 11:11 AM
Carbon/Phosguard aka SeaGel

I will be swapping to carbon only as I recently started dosing NoPox

GimpyFin
06/30/2017, 02:32 PM
Just curious........why run both? Bio pellets not reducing the phosphates enough?


Biopellets are more targeted and effective at removing nitrate than phosphate. Some phosphate gets removed in conjunction when there is adequate nitrate, but once nitrate levels are low and stay low, phosphate reduction falls off with Biopellets.

gprdypoo04
06/30/2017, 03:43 PM
Yes I was doing a little reading about that. I just started the bio pellets myself and removed the carbon and GFO for now.

Ron Reefman
07/02/2017, 06:39 AM
Nothing!

I have a reactor plumbed into my system, but 99.9% of the time it's empty and just has water running through it. It there in case I need it for some unforeseen emergency.

ClownReef®
07/02/2017, 08:58 AM
I think im going to run a mix of carbon and phosban..

tmz
07/02/2017, 09:35 AM
I use brs Rox 8 gac. . Haven't needed gfo for about 4 years. They can be mixed but exhaust at different rates;so ,it's usually more efficient to run them separately. As for biopellets, I strongly prefer soluble oraganic carbon sources :ie, vodka and vinegar.

Randy27
07/03/2017, 03:41 AM
Carbon and gfo, replaced every month for 6 years and all's good.

ReefCowboy
07/03/2017, 09:33 AM
Seachem's Phosfiltrum GFO. Tough particles, wont crumble and do really well for over a year now. Definitely recommend