What reactor media are you currently running on your reef and why?

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Are you currently running a reactor and media on your reef tank?

  • Yes (please tell us what in the thread)

    Votes: 190 38.3%
  • NO but I run media from time to time

    Votes: 160 32.3%
  • NO I don't use filter media

    Votes: 133 26.8%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 13 2.6%

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revhtree

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A media reactor is an aquarium filtration device that contains filter media. It helps to increase the effectiveness of the filter media inside by forcing all water that enters the reactor to come in contact with the media. This eliminates the problem of only exposing your aquarium water to a portion of the filter media—which is what happens when media is placed inside a media bag. - Marine Depot

1. What reactor media are you currently running on your reef?

2. Why are you running this type of reactor media on your reef?



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zalick

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None at the moment. Occasionally run carbon for clarity or if I suspect a contamination. I have to dose P so no need for GFO.
 

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I have had many different reactors over the years with the likes of Deltec AquaMedic etc etc. However the best I have ever used for Rowa is my current one and I have no idea why they aren't more readily used or known about. My reactor is a Ultra Reef UFF-003.run by a little Newa Jet pump. Fluiidizes the Rowa perfectly and never spills it out.
 

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I use sulfur and calcium layered in two vertex reactors piped in series fed by a “ throttled “ power head ( steady but slow stream) for nitrate level management. Holding level at aprox 5 ppm—was at over30 prior.also use carbon and rowa passively in sump.
 

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Quick question: I have an unused 1/4” mur lok canister that I’d like to make into a reactor. Is that possible? Is there a pump that I could hook up to that size tubing, or would I have to upsize it somehow?
 
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