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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthv247 View Post
    once they start getting coated with bacteria they will take up more volume in the reactor and need more flow is what i have found from my follies with them. im needing closer to 500gph for half liter in a TLF reactor which is also about what they recommend on their product info. I also like the TLF NPX brand of pellets better than the cylindrical shaped pellets like pictured. they tend to clump less but im sure different designs will work differently.
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    Will keep the volume issue in mind. I was wondering about the slim coating effecting the ability to tumble them with pump less than 500ghp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krish View Post
    Sounds good. It was a really nice build! I'm glad the plans I came up with for you guys to build it worked!


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    Your design was a good idea.... but we decided to add pellets and water for the fact that it would work better for us who have a tank up and running. LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthv247 View Post
    once they start getting coated with bacteria they will take up more volume in the reactor and need more flow is what i have found from my follies with them. im needing closer to 500gph for half liter in a TLF reactor which is also about what they recommend on their product info. I also like the TLF NPX brand of pellets better than the cylindrical shaped pellets like pictured. they tend to clump less but im sure different designs will work differently.
    I have to add Mike said the pellets would get sticky/slimy I thought they would get slimy/slippery

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppie View Post
    Kirsh,
    Your design was a good idea.... but we decided to add pellets and water for the fact that it would work better for us who have a tank up and running. LMAO
    Haha! Yea, I forgot this was for a fish tank. I'm so used to thinking everyone had an ocean in their backyard


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    they get slimy/sticky and attract to eachother. im learning now that i shouldve looked through them closer too and gotten out more of the mishaped ones because i have one piece thats like a long strand that keeps getting on the bottom and diverting flow.
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    Yea that is a good thing to keep in mind Darth. My comments were pertaining to the flow that was being used in the video, way way to much.I think that when some one is building a unit they should allow for enough extra flow to flush the biofilm that will eventually form over time, but day to day should be just a soft tumble. On the unit in the vid,it uses a eductor which needs a strong flow in order to work and thus ramp up the flow like it does, I don't know if you could crank it down enough to still get the eductor to do its thing. Might be something to look into.


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    Oh and forgot to mention we choose these pellets because they have had ceramic added to them when they are made. It makes them a little more porous and thus house more bacteria.


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    These are awesome thanks for sharing and awesome craftsmanship you two!

    I've been using the two little fishies 150 reactor for Warner Marine pellets for over a year now and I've never been happy with its ability to tumble the pellets. You guys should come with a cool little mod for those reactors
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    ahh good to know mojo. sorry im a late comer to this thread so i kinda skimmed through the pics and just added my 2 cents :P will look into these pellets next time once you have all told your results
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGDMIRAGE View Post
    These are awesome thanks for sharing and awesome craftsmanship you two!

    I've been using the two little fishies 150 reactor for Warner Marine pellets for over a year now and I've never been happy with its ability to tumble the pellets. You guys should come with a cool little mod for those reactors
    What kind of mod did you have in mind? I am all ears!!

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    sorry im a late comer to this thread so i kinda skimmed through the pics and just added my 2 cents :P will look into these pellets next time once you have all told your results
    All input and knowledge is always welcome here Darth!!

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