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JNS Alpha 2 Biopellet Reactor


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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default JNS Alpha 2 Biopellet Reactor

    Drop Shipped from California
    Extremely well packed with cushions
    Self Contained motor pump Sicce
    Thick Acrylic throughout

    Holds 1500 Ml of pellets(not too sure about that, but I'm going to try after it breaks in) looks more like 1000ml
    Lid pops off with keyed thumb screws very easily
    Pump is held on with thumb set screw and comes off easily to clean
    No center tube to get in the way when filling or cleaning
    In sump design, just the pump needs to be submerged

    Attached a couple of large sewer pipe hangers with zip ties so I could hang it off the side of the Rubbermaid, filled it with 250ml of pellets, plugged it in and it started. Nothing to it.

    Pellets are very agitated and moving in a vortex. Nothing on the bottom or top yet. Seems very strong and I'm not sure I need this much movement for tumbling biopellets. This thing moves those pellets!

    So...
    Well made
    Works well
    Very strong pump
    Good price ($150)
    Good capacity At least 1000ml
    Easy to disassemble for cleaning/filling
    Silent operation
    I give it an A. I'd give it an A+, but still not sure the pellets should be swirling so aggressively. I'll update.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - JNS Alpha 2 Biopellet Reactor

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    dentdominator - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Hey bud, I'm looking forward to seeing this pellet system in action. Hopefully it's a lot easier to work with than mine.

    Happy Holidays !!

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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Hey Pal! Yeah, it's cookin', but I'm not sure it's the right speed. When you're over, you can let me know what you think.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - JNS Alpha 2 Biopellet Reactor

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    how about a pic of this reactor tom??

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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by binford4000 View Post
    how about a pic of this reactor tom??
    You got it, Bud. Here's a utube video. I'm lazy, lol.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - JNS Alpha 2 Biopellet Reactor

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    Tom that thing is sweet!

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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    Tom that thing is sweet!
    What do you think, Don? Too fast of a tumble? I just looked again and all pellets are suspended and when they get to the bottom, they move against each other pretty well. My problem with the other reactors was a bridge at the top that turned rank until I freed it. This one so far isn't doing that.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - JNS Alpha 2 Biopellet Reactor

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    dentdominator - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    WOW, That looks perfect !!! It's a tornado of pellets.

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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Just a quick note, that's not my exact reactor. Just got it off of Youtube. It is the model, though and runs just like that.
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - JNS Alpha 2 Biopellet Reactor

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    I don't think it's too fast. I am trying an experiment right now. I ran mine fast for a month and now I'm running slow, well relatively speaking. I can't find any information on which is best.
    Last edited by slapshot; 11-27-2011 at 07:17 PM.

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