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- Sep 8, 2019
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Nice tankFor me, having a trace to zero nitrate is good. I do not have corals to worry about. I may have a video of my tank before I lost all my fish, I think my tank had COVID-19
My only worry is what do these units do when your no longer feeding them Nitrates, do they really produce Ammonia? There is so little public info on them that I feel l am a pioneer. I do know that the one thing you do not want to happen is for the reactor water to drop down in -250 ORP range. Mine dropped down to -300 which I think is where the probe bottoms out on readings and within hours my fishes skin started to blister and look like they had really bad ick. The corals did not seem to have a problem with it. Of course the reactor was producing HS and if you ever get that rotten egg smell just make sure to bleed the reactor into a separate bucket at a much higher flow rate until the water coming out has been cycled out several times.
I wish someone with more experience like @Lasse would chime in. He seems to have been using these a lot longer. This is my second time using the reactor in a five year period. I am very good at getting them up and running but have no clue on how to throttle them back.
BTW your going to need some Nitrate if you want that nice Coralline algae growth to cover your rocks.