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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    I started to Make a bio sand filter a few years back,I had it about 80% done then decided to go with Bio Pellets. Bad idea to be honest. So now with the new tank going better then expected I need to do something about all the 2 part we are doaseing. I have come to the conclusion that adding that much of anything is not good for a reef tank! So considering that both 2 part and Ca reactors both have good benefits why not just use a little of both ! Here is a picture of what I am starting with. Tried to give this thing away but am glad no one grabbed it. This will save me hundreds of dollars !

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    First thing to do is make a media plate that will hold 50#'s of ARM course media yet allow plenty of water thru the reactor. This is what I came up with.

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    I bought a Milwaukee regulator and selanoid valve and have a pinpoint probe and probe adapter coming from premium so we will update this as the mail man delivers the new toys !
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    That's going to be a big Ca reactor! How tall is it?

    I think you'll really enjoy having a reactor, and wont miss all of the hassle of dosing.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you convert this. Oh, the attachment in your second post didn't work.

    Tom

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    Where's the pic?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI View Post
    That's going to be a big Ca reactor! How tall is it?

    I think you'll really enjoy having a reactor, and wont miss all of the hassle of dosing.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you convert this. Oh, the attachment in your second post didn't work.

    Tom
    I am going to run 2 part also. Just not as much as I presently doase

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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Where's the pic?!!
    I reloaded the attachment
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    Wow! Imagine the bubbles I could make the grand babies
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    So I opened up the regulator box to look at the new toy. Looks nice and it comes very highly recommended . I noticed the bubble counter has no oil in it. Anyone know what oil or fluid is used in it ??

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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI View Post
    That's going to be a big Ca reactor! How tall is it?

    I think you'll really enjoy having a reactor, and wont miss all of the hassle of dosing.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you convert this. Oh, the attachment in your second post didn't work.

    Tom
    The base is 6" tall x 18" long x18" wide and the chamber is 5 1/2" inside diameter X 48" tall. I am guessing it will hold 50 lbs of media. I am planning to use a 20# tank
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    Marine depot has the bubble counter fluid for sale....just one bottle well full the whole thing up and its only a couple bucks

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