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Combo Kit includes 1000mL of BRS Biopellets.
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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Poor results By Chris on 4/4/2017Chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI got this reactor for my 150g system. I dosed Nopox for a year with great results but wanted to try pellets. I got this unit and my levels kept rising and rising. 5 months of trying different things to see why my levels are not dropping. The reactor is not even close to being rated for 200g, maybe 50. I changed to a ReefOcto Br1000ss and BRS pellets and within 2 weeks my levels have dropped 50%. I was a Skimz fan before this and not anymore.
Skimz RR113 Recirculating Biopellet Reactor Combo Kit By Thomas on 1/27/2017Thomas would recommend this product to a friendThis is the best reactor I have ever installed in any of my saltwater aquariums. running at less than 50% power the beads tumble nonstop! Waiting to see the results in testing but can only assume it will work better than the smaller units I have used in the past.
BioPellets By Joshua on 9/6/2016Joshua would recommend this product to a friendRun it on lowest for biopellets, love how easy to pause on controller and change or add media. very low profile with pump inside. Maybe a smaller one for carbon would be nice.