Let's talk ecoBAK reactors...

Discussion in 'Warner Marine' started by Jon Warner, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    I was hoping for more feedback on this!
     
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  3. rc_mcwaters3

    rc_mcwaters3 Clown Trigger

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    TLF 150 reactor I decided to go over the top though and run a mag 7 snd split it between my UV light and the reactor. It has worked well and I just added the full 450ml of product today so I am looking forward to the overall sucess of this ;D I will post a video later today so yall can see it.

    I also left the filter pads in the reactor the pellets were small enough to fit through the holes in the reactor. I will be replacing them with plastic mesh that you use for sowing so I get better flow.
     
  4. reef_enthusiast

    reef_enthusiast Astrea Snail

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    Here is my SRO BR-2000ss with 1500ml of Ecobak. I have the valve of the pump closed a good amount and I'm still getting a good amount of tumble.

    Jon, is that a good tumble, too much, or not enough? Thanks.

     
  5. Jon Warner

    Jon Warner 3reef Sponsor

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    reef enthusiast, that looks good. It's hard to get a good tumble thats not too strong when you're moving more than 1L. That's just about perfect...
     
  6. reef_enthusiast

    reef_enthusiast Astrea Snail

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    Thanks Jon. I was running it in another reactor external from my sump with a Mag7. It was tumbling well but at about 3 weeks in I couldn't get it to tumble much at all. I guess it's due to the bacteria coating the media. Nothing against the other reactor but I didn't want to get a bigger pump like a Mag9. Plus in all fairness to the other reactor, it was quite a distance from my sump. So, figured to go insump and go with the SRO.

    Hopefully it kicks in soon. This is running on a heavy loaded 300 FOWLR. I usually do 40 gallon weekly water changes. However, since I just had achilles rupture surgery last week, I won't be able to do a water change for 6-8 weeks.
     
  7. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Jon,

    My new hydra reactor:

    Hydra reactor w/Ecobak - YouTube

    I love the design. There is no screen of any sort to have clog and the tumbling shouldn't vary over time. The action may be too energetic though. I think I'm willing to chance it in exchange for the other benefits, but what do you think? If I do chance it, what should I watch for?
     
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  9. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Here is a better link

     
  10. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    That is some serious movement.
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

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    I am using the TLF phosguard reactor and modified it with taking out the lower sponge and have a sponge at the top to catch pellets from coming out. I actually posted about this in another thread in that I wasn't getting even tumble on the pellets only one side was really tumbling. I adjusted the leveling and increased the flow somewhat but still getting uneven tumble.
     
  12. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just setting up my 220G and went with the Vertex RX-U 2.0 reactor. It is driven by a Eheim compact 2000.
    I've been using Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 to seed

    Here is my video