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DIY Phosban reactor


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    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default DIY Phosban reactor

    Hey, I built one similar to this one only difference is I used a taller "Propel" bottle... works like a charm. Here's a link...

    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...howtopic=77999
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    HE HE HE....... guess what I am building this afternoon!!!!!! thanks Jay!!!
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    Thats nice Jason cut and dry simple too.I will be making me one .
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    Working really well for me... in it I have 50% GAC and 50% Rowa Phos. About 1/3 way up the bottle.

    Jason
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    jay, i got 2 of them built and running, I am running half reef carbon and half phosban. I have one hooked to a 250gph powerhead and it seems to be working, would you think thats enough flow in there to be allright, the carbon does not look like its being "stirred"
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    BTW, DO NOT forget to use a floss filter over the exit water holes.
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    how much water do you got going into the reactor???? I am using a 250 gph powerhead. should that be enough to work efficiently?
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    I have about 150 gph on a rio pump... can you see a compairable flow out of the exit holes??? I don't believe you want the carbon moving or it just rubs the other pellets and breaks down. I am under the impression that 50 gph through a reactor is great for up to a 150.
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    Thanks for the link J,that looks like it would make an excellent carbon reactor too.I agree,50-75gph would be perfect for a reactor of that size.I've never used Phosphate absorbing media,i've heard so many different stories from people useing it.What are your guys thoughts on PO4 media?

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    I am interested in making one, can someone post pictures with directions on how to connect it into the system? Sorry novice here I understand how to make it, but not how to implement it.

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