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The Pump cannot be removed for cleaning and is permanently installed in the housing. Additionally the pump is only able to be turned on and off if plugged into the energy bar of the apex.
Solid carbon dosing (biopellets) has recently become an extremely popular method of removing nitrates from the aquarium. The exact method of denitrification can be different for each tank but it mainly consists of a few things:
- Nitrate laden Bacteria is removed via the protein skimmer
- Bacteria directly converts nitrite into nitrous oxide so nitrate is never produced
- Bacteria consumes nitrates and processes them down into nitrogen gas
- Nitrate laden Bacteria is consumed by tank inhabitants like corals and sponges
Depending on the system it should take 4-8 weeks for the bacteria population to multiply and begin its work on your nitrates. Once you have the reactor going we suggest not making any adjustments for 8 weeks. Give the media and bacteria time to adjust to the parameters found in your tank and begin working. The absolute best advice we can give with this system is to set it up and forget about it for two months. Unless something is obviously not right, resist all temptation to make any changes until the two months are up.
BRS suggests 1 cup or 236 mL of biopellets per 50 gallons of aquarium water
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First impression By MARIO on 4/19/2016MARIO would recommend this product to a friendMy first impression was good. well made, however, while assembling both tops together after adding the bio pellets I noticed how difficult it was to close it up and keeping the o ring in place while screwing the plastic screws in. There must be an easy way. Such well made piece after all.
PLUG AND PLAY BIOREACTOR By ANDRE on 3/13/2016ANDRE would recommend this product to a friendGreat product !!! It is a 'plug and play' type of biopellet reactor !! Excellent cost/value ratio !!