BRS Dual Reactor Mod

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  1. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    The one thing I dislike about the dual reactor is that GFO and carbon need differing flow. Even when you get it close to a median between the two, soon the carbon becomes clumped. Well I fixed it. With a chopsaw, a small socket, and $10-$15 of parts from a hardware store, you get TWO SINGLE REACTORS.

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    I thought about this for a long time and it was easier then I could have imagined.
     
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  3. elwolfe

    elwolfe Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Reactorectomy... Nice.
     
  4. Toallhisdoom

    Toallhisdoom Dragon Wrasse

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    Would have been easier to just do it the way i just thought up in my head.

    Instead of having it go pump-carbon-gfo-sump

    have it go from pump to a Y fitting then a ball valve on each side, 1 side to carbon, other side to gfo, then you can just adjust ball valves so each gets the perfect flow. And you only need 1 pump. And dont have to cut anything.
     

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  5. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    No brs uses a male/male threaded nipple to connect the two reactors. there was literraly a centimeter or less room between the two.
     
  6. Toallhisdoom

    Toallhisdoom Dragon Wrasse

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    those jerks! well, then cut the thing in half, then do my idea! hahahah
     
  7. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    In the future ill have both up again, but for now i'm just going to run some carbon. The other side I might mod out for some ecobak pellets.... Vinegar is scary.
     
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  9. FatBastad

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    hahaha Nice!
     
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    Why you skrrd of vinegar? I dosed it for nearly a year.
     
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