GFO Tumbling Unevenly

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  1. TheEngineer

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    I just put 6 tbsp of BRS high capacity GFO (used the calculator on their site) in my TLF Phosban 150 reactor. I'm having trouble tuning it though. To get all of it moving I have to turn it up enough that one side is really flowing fast. Am I missing some trick to get it to evenly distribute?
     
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    I have a sponge between the GFO and the red diffuser. Should I take the sponge out?
     
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    I could never get my gfo to tumble evenly in my brs premium reactor either. I never did figure it out because I have tore that system down and have yet to set it up on my new system. The one thing that I always wondered was the levelness of the unit. My unit always was tipped slightly so I think that is what caused my issue. to my knowledge if it just gfo then, you shouldn't need any sponges to hold it still. I will have to look up the model of reactor you have to understand what diffuser you are talking about.
     
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    I’ve been messing with the level of it too. It seems surprisingly sensitive to that.
     
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    Every reactor I have ever used did the same thing.......I just gave up and let it tumble however it wanted to. I think it has to do with the GFO just being compressed down tighter in some areas.
     
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