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Old 04/15/2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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What's a good bio pellet reactor for 75 gal

Like the title says, I'm looking for a good bio pellet reactor. Most likely get a recirculating reactor would be best. Any thoughts.?


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Old 04/16/2014, 01:51 AM   #2
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Old 04/16/2014, 08:39 AM   #3
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The best is the reef dynamics or you can diy one fairly easy


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Old 04/16/2014, 12:21 PM   #4
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I like the aquamaxx reactor. Price is fairly inexpensive as well


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Old 04/16/2014, 12:35 PM   #5
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Reef Dynamic or any recirculated reactor that you can control the flow coming out of the reactor..


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Old 04/16/2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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Innovative Marine makes a decent one. Easy to use and clean. Very small footprint in sump.


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Old 04/16/2014, 06:29 PM   #7
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Been using the JNS Alpha2 on my Elos 75g. Tumbles pellets perfectly, never clumps. 0 Nitrates 0 phosphates, couldn't ask for more.


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Old 05/04/2014, 10:46 PM   #8
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Do you guys recommend bio pellet reactor vs gfo reactor. I'm thinking the gfo is having I'll affects on my tank.


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Old 05/05/2014, 02:05 AM   #9
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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.


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Old 05/05/2014, 06:38 AM   #10
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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


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Old 06/19/2014, 02:04 PM   #11
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Reef Dynamics gets my vote


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Old 06/19/2014, 02:10 PM   #12
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Triton aquatics reactors are great. I have 3. Bp, carbon, gfo. Sorry for the rats nest of wires, cleaned up now.


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Old 06/19/2014, 03:12 PM   #13
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I'm also curious whether people would recommend biopellets or GFO on a 75 gallon tank?


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Old 06/19/2014, 08:47 PM   #14
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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.


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Old 06/19/2014, 11:47 PM   #15
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I just bought the Hydra Aquatics, Marine Depot has them, also Custom Aquatics in San Marcos.


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Old 06/20/2014, 09:55 AM   #16
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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!


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Old 07/07/2014, 11:51 AM   #17
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do bio pellets need to tumble?

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?


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Old 07/07/2014, 03:11 PM   #18
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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-gf...ecb0394f7.html

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






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Old 07/07/2014, 05:02 PM   #19
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From the second link I posted above:

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Old 07/07/2014, 05:18 PM   #20
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So it does... even though one the guys thought it might work. That said, I have one of these :http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-gf...42d1842ff.html

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


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Old 07/07/2014, 05:58 PM   #21
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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.
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So it does... even though one the guys thought it might work. That said, I have one of these :http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-gf...42d1842ff.html

Which looks quite a bit like this
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-bi...reactor-1.html
One of the customer reviewers from your second link;

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  • Not for biopellets By trigger on 5/17/2013



    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.



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Old 07/07/2014, 06:10 PM   #22
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yep... I've been coming to the same conculsion after a bit of reading...


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Old 07/07/2014, 06:17 PM   #23
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now I'm going down this track...http://www.reefdynamics.com/Reef-Dyn...-p/bpr135e.htm


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Old 07/07/2014, 06:46 PM   #24
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It'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-Pell...-1.00x.375.htm


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Old 07/07/2014, 06:55 PM   #25
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I really like this design, http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/jns-al...reactor-1.html


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