Bio Pellet Reactor for Nitrate Control?

Bio Pellet Reactor for Nitrate Control?

Postby Pumba » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:11 pm

Hi All,
This is my first post on here- long time reader of the forum though.
I am building a new larval hatching/ growout system and was wondering if anyone here uses biopellet (or similar) reactors?
There are a few local reefers that are spruiking about the benefits and conveinience of them, but I am not sure of the disadvantages and if they are going to be of a benefit in a broodstock or growout situation.

Any thoughts and help would be great.

Cheers,
Matt
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Re: Bio Pellet Reactor for Nitrate Control?

Postby aquagrrl » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:20 pm

I've been wondering this for a while myself, but I've been too chicken to try it. My fear is that it promotes bacterial growth which could be problematic in a growout system, especially if it initially depletes oxygen. I've heard of the water clouding up when first using, which is what worries me. I know that's not helpful, but I wanted to let you know I've been thinking of it too.
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Re: Bio Pellet Reactor for Nitrate Control?

Postby Jjay88 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:54 pm

I'll be tagging along, I've wondered myself about this..
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Re: Bio Pellet Reactor for Nitrate Control?

Postby aquagrrl » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:45 am

Well, in the next few months I'm going to be setting up another growout system that is identical to my current one. If no one has shared any experiences before then, I'll give it a try and report back. Especially since it will be a completely new setup - I will be able to be cautious about what I add until I know how well it works (or doesn't).
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Re: Bio Pellet Reactor for Nitrate Control?

Postby Pumba » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Thanks for your replies.
I have ordered one to give a go on the new growout system Im putting together. Will give it a go and report back with some results.

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