Tunze Macro Algae Reactor 3182

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Hope someone can help me. I just purchased the Tunze 3181. I put a golfball size piece of chaeto in it. I can't seem to keep the chaeto in the reactor. It keeps ending up in a the filter bag that I have at the end of the outlet hose. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
 
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Golf ball size way to small. Try putting in 2 medium grapefruit size chaeto in. Make sure chaeto is intertwined with itself and is one clump (Should not be lose strands). Also make sure you have flow all the way down.

Notes - chaeto will stop spinning as it grows larger in the reactor. Do not worry about, does not impact performance. Also after about 3 to 4 weeks, the reactor will be filled top to bottom with chaeto. Take 2/3’s out and leave 1/3 full. Clean inside of reactor walls with at this time.

Great reactor - took my high phosphates & nitrates to zero. Took a few weeks to really start working.
 
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Golf ball size way to small. Try putting in 2 medium grapefruit size chaeto in. Make sure chaeto is intertwined with itself (Should not be lose strands).

Notes - chaeto will stop spinning as it grows larger in the reactor. Do not worryabout, does not impact performance. Also after about 3 to 4 weeks, the reactor will be filled top to bottom with chaeto. Take 2/3’s out and leave 1/3 full. Clean inside of reactor walls with at this time.

Great reactor - took my high phosphates & nitrates to zero. Took a few weeks to really start working.
Thankyou to the both of you for your help. Be safe.
 

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