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  1. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I purchased earlier a dual media reactor. I plan to run there recommended carbon in one chamber and the phosphate media in the other. In doing so I hope to help control the blue/green cyano I have recently been getting. Anyone have this unit?
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Well I suppose when it comes, ill give you my review. Given its from spectrapure, I'm expecting good things.
     
  4. jerry26

    jerry26 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    You didnt say what brand the unit is.

    Oh i guess i didnt read the second post
     
  5. Pankak322

    Pankak322 Flamingo Tongue

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    nice! Im not a fan running pure carbon. I have a Chemi pure bag in my sump but I'm running phosban even though with my fudge I really dont have too. Managroves for the win!
     
  6. SpectraPure

    SpectraPure 3reef Sponsor

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    Other factors could be the root cause of your cyano problem, and these types of issues can take quite a while to remedy all based on the individual system.
    However you can be rest assured with appropriate use you should expect crystal clear water and reduced phosphates given time.

    Happy Reefing!
    Shane,
    SpectraPure, Inc.
     
  7. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    So I got my reactor today, all setup, it's pretty sweet. My question though is the carbon flow goes down, gfo goes up, I feel it's the opposite though. The carbon is "bubbling" and the gfo is stationary. Shouldn't it be the opposite? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359155647.276256.jpg
     
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    sailorguy Torch Coral

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    Yeah,I believe you are right,you don't want the carbon moving much or it will grind itself to tiny bits.
     
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    Try this: Connect the pump to the other tube.

    Scott
    SpectraPure
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I just switched the canisters around. Took care of it believe. Would this be acceptable?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Swapping them around should work.