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Pulled this from it's description.Very interested in trying an Oxydator out on my reef tank. I have a Fiji Cube 32 EXT with the sump probably looking at 30 gallons of water ( lots of rock ). I would like to minimize how often I need to refill and take advantage of the better lid the model A has. Can someone help me understand if an A with a single catalyst would work for 30 gallons and what would be the ideal concentration of H2O2.
I'm using a D model and never considered the A as a means to reduce maintenance. I dilute 12% down to about 7% and use a single catalyst. This will last me about 2 weeks.aquariums: 100-200 L, 1 catalyst, solution: 6%, operating time: 40 days, O2/day: 270 mg
aquariums: 100-200 L, 2 catalysts, solution: 6%, operating time: 20 days, O2/day: 540 mg
aquariums: 200-400 L, 2 catalysts, solution: 6%, operating time: 20 days, O2/day: 540 mg
aquariums: 200-400 L, 1 catalyst, solution: 12%, operating time: 20 days, O2/day: 1080 mg
aquariums: 400-800 L, 2 catalysts, solution: 12%, operating time: 10 days, O2/day: 2160 mg
I agree. This would be a good place to start @Nath514. Maybe even the 3% if you want to be safe. I'll be curious to know how long you can go between refills with the model A. Please update if you go this route!6% with 1 catalyst should be fine.
I agree. This would be a good place to start @Nath514. Maybe even the 3% if you want to be safe. I'll be curious to know how long you can go between refills with the model A. Please update if you go this route!
I bumped mine to 7% on the D because it better aligned with my maintenance schedule. The extra % bought me a little more time, so I wouldn't run dry before water change day.
Do bare in mind it's as you say only part.Received my model A yesterday and dilluted some 18% H2O2 down to 6%. Using one catalyst for now and will be monitoring my corals. Right now after over a year of no algae and good stability I have a massive hair algae outbreak so hopefully this can be part of the solution.
Yep, I think the initial outbreak was from extra light from a window that had been closed in the past. Now I am doing daily manual removal, dosing vibrant weekly, feeding very sparsely and ensuring the filter floss is changed often. Hoping things will start to balance out again.Do bare in mind it's as you say only part.
Question for those who have been using an Oxydator for a while. I have had mine up and running for about 2 weeks. The first week I could visibly see micro bubbles coming out of the ceramic ball on top. Now I don't really see anything coming out. Should I be able to easily see a continuous stream of bubbles?
Awesome, Thanks for the info. I will take a look today and in a couple and ensure things are working. Ended up going with 6% and 1 catalyst in my A size.Normal behaviour. When first introduced you see the bubbles emerging I am not sure why refills dont produce similar, maybe.its because the aquarium water is already high in Oxygen so you don't get that initial fizz. However, Oxydators are self regulating so as long as the peroxide is being used up I wouldn't worry. To check it just remove after a few days and see how much peroxide has been used but I guarantee it will be a % used.
Also it will depend on the % of peroxide used along with the number of catalysts.
Given the way the samples are taken - you would not see a difference. I'm not sure the places sampled would be the site of 'anaerobic' bacteria. But curiosity makes me ask - why did you ask?
According to oxygen - there is some different types of bacteria - shortly three types - obligate aerobic bacteria (it needs oxygen to live), faculitative aerobic/anaerobic bacteria (they can live both with oxygen and the lack of it) and obligate anaerobic bacteria (they can´t live in the present of oxygen)