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I am currently getting all the parts prepared for a 5’ reactor for my Siporax.

I had problems with the Siporax in the sump always collecting crap.

 

I have a 5’ x 6” acrylic tube and the base and lid. I ordered them already made but have to modify them.

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Cut a hole for the bottom bulkhead.

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it will be low flow and provided by my return pump. I have a manifold under the tank with 4 outputs on it. Right now 3 are used. I am going to reuse one and run it to the new reactor and then one of the 2 outputs from the reactor will go to the sump that I took the supply from.

I am starting to get it glued together, just waiting on the base to be modified to fit the thicker walled tube. 

I hope to have it running this weekend. 

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I hope to put together the input tomorrow. Still figuring out if I should have the value right at the 90 coming into the unit then a check value to check valve then valve.

If I get it done tomorrow I will fill it later in the day. 

It will not be on the tank for a few days. I need to clean the siporax first and it been to cold out to bleach it.

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It’s running, the Siporax was not 100% clean but it should help feed the bacteria.
I would estimate 20-25L of Siporax. 14L was recommended. I still have another 25L or so I can use.

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The Siporax is just part of my filter system. Been using it a long time but it always got dirty fast. This reactor will hopefully let it stay cleaner.

I am still working on what to do with the rest.

My nitrates have been low so I guess the Siporax is working.

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