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tetraodon

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biopellet reactor
« on: February 10, 2015, 07:59:42 AM »


does anyone use biopellet reactors?
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Re: biopellet reactor
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 09:48:16 AM »

I do and Joe does as well. I'm using an old Reef Octo reactor I got from Joe and he's using a JNS alpha 2 reactor IIRC. The JNS is a better style reactor for sure, comes with the pump so no plumbing to fiddle with but the Reef octo works.

I'm still in the breaking in phase with them I think, they do seem to be helping in the algae department. It's not night and day but since moving to BPs & upgrading my skimmer, everything seems to not grow back as fast after water changes.
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Re: biopellet reactor
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 10:02:20 AM »

That's right ralph, jns alpha 2.  I've used bio pelllets with good results for a while now.  I'd recommend the jns reactors though skimz just released one that should be very nice.
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Re: biopellet reactor
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 06:59:04 PM »

im trying to decide if i should use one or not
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Re: biopellet reactor
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 04:26:09 AM »

Saw those Skimz ones on Reefbuilders. The middle range one seems pretty nice but none had any price labelled on them did they?

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Re: biopellet reactor
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 07:58:35 AM »

Nah, no pricing.  I really like my jns reactor but the build quality is only average.  Seeing how well built my skimz skimmer is I suspect that the skimz reactor would be built like a tank which is always nice.  It probably comes with a higher pricetag to match the build quality.  Now despite build quality (I really mean material quality/thickness) difference I don't expect much of a performance difference.
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Re: biopellet reactor
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 09:28:48 AM »

Yea true. Wonder what kind of price they will ask. I could see moving to a Skimz reactor depending on the price. Would save a little bit of sump room over the separate pump and reactor in the RO reactor.
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