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Reef——>Planted convert (400+ gallons)

durb992000

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What would be people choose for biological filtration on my sump?
I’m considering oase pond pads or k1 as a moving bed filter.
Information seems to suggest oase provides more filtration capacity per capita.
Thoughts?
 

durb992000

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Good evening all.
The tank is now set up and planted.
I have installed two yidao CO2 reactors. They have separate feeds from a 25kg CO2 bottle. Can someone please confirm the setup for these reactors. Currently I have:
  • dual feed from my CO2 regulator with solenoid that is connected to a ph monitor
  • CO2 lines going into each of the reactors
  • there is a clear vortex within each reactor. If I turn up the bubble rate of CO2, the water level drops inside the reactors
  • I have approximately 5000l/h pump feeding both reactors
  • the outlets from the reactors exit into the return pumps inlets

My concern is that the reading on my ph monitor doesn’t drop, regardless of how much CO2 seems to be leaving my gas bottle. Can anyone suggest something I can check or try?

I will take pictures/video tomorrow. I’ve also watched Zeus’ videos on how he setup his yidao reactors.

Thanks in advance.
 

Wookii

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Good evening all.
The tank is now set up and planted.
I have installed two yidao CO2 reactors. They have separate feeds from a 25kg CO2 bottle. Can someone please confirm the setup for these reactors. Currently I have:
  • dual feed from my CO2 regulator with solenoid that is connected to a ph monitor
  • CO2 lines going into each of the reactors
  • there is a clear vortex within each reactor. If I turn up the bubble rate of CO2, the water level drops inside the reactors
  • I have approximately 5000l/h pump feeding both reactors
  • the outlets from the reactors exit into the return pumps inlets

My concern is that the reading on my ph monitor doesn’t drop, regardless of how much CO2 seems to be leaving my gas bottle. Can anyone suggest something I can check or try?

I will take pictures/video tomorrow. I’ve also watched Zeus’ videos on how he setup his yidao reactors.

Thanks in advance.

You have a huge tank, it’s going to take some Herculean effort to get a 1pH drop - I’d be surprised if the Yidao reactors can handle that.

It would be worth posting up a video of the reactors working.

It’d also be good to see some shots of your tank now it’s all planted!
 

durb992000

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