Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Vinnyboombatz, Nov 16, 2011.
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Great news glad to hear it!!
Tank water volume:120 gallon display- 40 gallon sump
Filtration:Reef Ocopus extreme XS 200 Skimmer
Lighting:Ecoxotic 72W AI Sol 75W 48" 3bulb T5
Mag: not sure,
green Mandarin Goby
Red Scooter Blenny
Lawn mower Blenny
Black Clown Fish
Fire Fish goby
Green clown goby
Feeding schedule:Twice day
Additives being used: Ca,Alk, Purple Up
Types of corals in your system:90%softies 10%LPS
Brand of BP's being used:BRS Bio Pellets
Type/brand BP Reactor:BRS BP Reactor with MJ 1200
How much BP's are you using:1cup
How long have you been using BP's:10weeks
Reason/reasons for using BP:
To LOwer Nitrates. and to help with more bio -load.
Please share your experience with BP's:
had a cyano outbreak for about 1month! slowly went away. Nitrates went from 40ppm to ZERO! however reactor always clogs up, and slows flow down to around 25% which isn't enough to tumble at all :/ i've cleaned the chamber caps three times, but it only last about 3 days before they stop tumbling again, so i gave up on the reactor, and just put them in a mesh bag in the filter sock, if i can't get them to tumble, i'm not gonna have an extra pump running for nothing.
Will my Chaeto still grow while using bio pellets? or is it now useless?
I would call BRS and let them know the issue you are having. It should not be clogging up that quickly. And I am not sure you can get enough tumble from the mesh bag.
I have the BRS reactor as well. While it does eventually clog up mine goes for weeks before it is necessary to clean it. Try adding a prefilter to your pump.
Just a small update.since restatrting my pellets and taking the gfo off line and the addition of extra feddings my levels are trates 0(api) phos 0.001 avrg(checker)..sweet..it seems I had an imbalance of phos and trate so it was not performing like they should..thanks to jon on the wm bio pellet thread here on 3reef. And for vinny starting this thread..
Tank water volume: 80 gallon display/20 gallon refugium
Filtration: aquaclear 110, coralife protein skimmer
Lighting: wavepoint T5HO
Water Parameters: calcium 500, alk 12dkh, phosphate 0.25, nitrate 80
Fish/invert stock: sailfin tang, yellow tang, blue hippo,percula clownfish, 3 blue chromis, peppermint shrimp and some CUC
Feeding schedule: once per day
Additives being used: reef plus, kent CB part A & B, microbacter7
Types of corals in your system: mostly softies
Brand of BP's being used: Modified TLF phosban 150
Type/brand BP Reactor: TLF NPX BP
How much BP's are you using: 200ml
How long have you been using BP's: 2 days
Reason/reasons for using BP: Nitrates are very high around, 80 hoping BP and microbacter7 will help them to get down.
Share your experience : Since I just started recently, no change yet. will monitor and update after few weeks.
Thanks Vinny for starting this thread !!
I have also same question,can I add chaeto now or not, will that be useful?
is your chaeto upstream or downstream of your bio-pellets? i would be comfortable in adding upstream but leary of downstream since the bacteria on the bio-pellets could out-compete the chaeto. however, this advice is based on one experience and nothing more.
it's downstream, I cant move it though. however i dont have any chaeto now, will wait for month or so to see bio-pellets results. thanks for info
Is it normal tank being little cloudy due to bipellets and MB7. I have added both week back and another 5ml MB7 last night. today morning onwards, tank is little cloudy. also protein skimmer started to skim more, is my tank going through mini bacteria bloom. Is that somehting I need to worry about?
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