the official ECOBAK thread...

Discussion in 'Warner Marine' started by Jon Warner, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. jkat21

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    Thanks jon just wanted to know if that was norm....my bio load is not real high but I have visable signs of nusance algae(ro/di unit crashed for a bit)...they are deff working cause I have seen some colors and growth getting better..also noticed my cheato died off after 1-2 months of use.
     
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  3. Jon Warner

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    and thanks for asking questions, guys... a thread can't continue without posts :D
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you sotoudt - quality information.


    Thanks again Jon
    Do you think your pellets would be OK in a HOB skimmer ( the ones that have the spare section for running carbon etc)
    would that create enough water movement for them?

    I am considering people with HOB run tanks, who might not want another object hanging off back of tank


    Steve
     
  5. Jon Warner

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    Also... we find about 8/10 ecoBAK users are discontinuing their PO4 removal media completely (GFO).

    We recommend that tanks already running GFO continue to use the GFO for the first 4 weeks and then attempt to remove and monitor PO4 levels.
     
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    Is there a reason for the cylindrical shape instead of spherical?
     
  7. Jon Warner

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    Hi Steve,

    Your welcome! I've heard of many different methods hobbyists are using to run ecoBAK. I've heard of throwing a media bag in a corner overflow, in a micron sock and yes even in a HOB chamber. All methods may not have the same efficiency but all should be beneficial.
     
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  9. Jon Warner

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    great question! It's a limitation of the equipment. The shiny little beads you see out there are formed by a method where basically wax-like molten polymer drops into a water bath onto a spinning plate. This creates a very smooth surface and a round-ish shape. But we don't like the lack of surface porosity this makes. Air-extrusion makes for a better pore structure and surface for beneficial bacteria.
     
  10. steve wright

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    excellent news

    I can now suggest these pellets to people looking for a carbon dose form, on tanks with no sump and using a HOB skimmer


    Steve
     
  11. Jon Warner

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    thanks Steve, I know several people who run exactly that.
     
  12. Seano Hermano

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    This is a good thread. I am going along for the ride.

    I listened to what you suggested earlier, Steve. I like the sound of ecoBAK.