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    Default Ultra Reef Media Reactor Review

    In my efforts to bring my tank back to life, I am trying to automate as much as possible and also acquire equipment that is not a pain in the *** to use. I hate changing.out.media and I hope this reactor will make the process a lot more enjoyable. I'm running no3-po4-x on a foster for now and will see how it does with phosphates. So for the meantime, this will be running carbon.

    I'll report back when I set it up this weekend. In the meantime, here are.some pics...

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    thats pretty....so pretty..i just dont like the cascading water, in my whole 4 months of reefing! no matter how well i prewash the carbon (rox8) or gfo (rowaphos) stuff always gets out. i have them both going to the socks. i really like the twist base of this reactor. i just don't see why they couldnt use the same twist design on the top to lead a pipe to a sock of something. but still, very pretty...

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    I've used the avast reactor too and the amount of media floating up was minimal after rinsing and providing it adequate flow. I think too much flow is the culprit in those cases. I really like the disconnecting base/canister because I can rinse the media in the canister with a water hose and also easily dump the media in the trash after I disconnect it from the base. We will see how it works out. But this has been the best/easiest reactor design I've seen. It's very compact in comparison to the avast reactor.
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    Did you get it at UC? Is it easy to tip over?

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    Update...

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    How is it being fed water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitude127 View Post
    How is it being fed water?

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    You can feed is through a manifold or a small pump. The water goes from the pump to the base where there is a 90 degree elbow with hose barb (or other fitting) and the water travels up the reactor and overflows through the top.
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    Was it easier to rinse the media than a standard reactor? I'm curios how you rinsed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesPaulPlayer73 View Post
    Was it easier to rinse the media than a standard reactor? I'm curios how you rinsed it?
    Extremely easier! I should have done a video. Basically, I disconnected the cylinder, filled it with carbon, took it outside, and sprayed it lightly with a hose from the top of the reactor and the water just drains down. I did this until the water ran clear. That's it!
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    Is it easier than the avast one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwin84 View Post
    Is it easier than the avast one?

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    Yeah. Way easier. That's what I had before.
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    Looks pretty nice.

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    Just bought a reactor from Geosreef. Great hardware.



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    Thats a very nice looking reactor, I hate changing media too.

 

 

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