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post #1 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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nitrate reactor

hi my reactor as been running for 6 weeks but my nitrates are still high what is the correct flow in the reactor fast ? or slow ?
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post #2 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 07:03 PM
3 drips per second.
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post #3 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm using bio beads the reactor is connected to a pump with outlet by skimmer
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post #4 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 08:10 PM
If the media tumbling or full out blasted against the top? Should just be a tumble through the chamber.
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post #5 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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It's about 2 inches from the top is tumbling when flow was slower my nitrates were low but was told to increase the flow and now they are high cleaned our canister filter and done water change so frustrating
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post #6 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 09:04 PM
Slow it back down, or ditch the thing, I got a better alternative for you. Vodka Dosing. Which I currently do, and have been for over a year now. I noticed you said Skimmer, so i'm going to assume we are talking about a Salt Water system here.
Vodka Dosing by 'Genetics' and 'Stony_Corals' - Reefkeeping.com
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post #7 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it a reef tank 160 litres have seen posts about vodka but am worried about using plus not got a clue on dosage
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post #8 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 09:35 PM
Read the link. Then ask me. I can start you out on a good starter Dose thats higher than the recommended. if you start the recommended level, it will take you a year to get them down. 42g tank should not be to hard to start you out. Using a medication syringe from a pharmacy. And then again, I need to know how high your Nitrates are.
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post #9 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi thanks will test tomorrow then post readings and exact litres in tank
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post #10 of 17 Old 11-13-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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My tests show nitrate 100 😣 and I have around 120 litres after displacement
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