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So i bought a koralin c4002 for a great deal on R2R. Going to use it as a denitrator. Since i will only be using a small amount of LSM would adding more Arm media help with the chances of it being bufferd better
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Not really. Remember that in order to break down the arm enough to become a  buffer the pH  needs to drop below about 7. The reactor won't drop it that far. The extra media will provide more surface area for bacteria and will prevent the sulfur from tumbling but that is about it.
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So my denitrator has been up and running for almost 2 weeks. I have not noticed higher usage of alk yet. But it is starting to lower nitrates to a point where hair algae is starting to recede. I also swear my calcium usage has gone up a little.... my alk is right around 9, and my cal is around 380-390 when i try to keep it 400-410. Maybe i miss tested i will see again tomorrow or Saturday
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Calcium use could be higher just as a result of higher coral growth from lower nutrients and less algae. Keep checking your alk as it will start to drop as the reactor continues to cycle.
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How about an update on how the sulfur reactors are working out.

Likes, dislikes, things you would change

Are you still using GFO?


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My maxijet just died for some reason.
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Mine is still running great and I've got it dialed in so that I am keeping my nitrates between 5-7ppm. I could easily take it lower but my corals don't like when my levels get too low.

I know jbuck has his running but I'm not sure if he has gotten it tuned or not. ThatGuy was having an issue with air leaking into his unit. I never heard whether he got that figured out or not.

The maxijet is easy to swap out or replace with just a twist of the pump. If you pump is running noisy then take the impeller out. you will notice that the impeller blades will turn about 1/8th of a turn independent of the magnet. I've found that if you turn the blades until they hit one of the stops (doesn't matter which way), Then place a couple of drops of super glue where the blade piece meets the magnet piece. This locks the two together and after it dries and is put back in removes all "chatter" from my pumps. I have a couple of pumps that have been running that way for months and I know someone else that has some running that way for years. Krazie
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Yes mine is running great as well. I have  gradually increased the effleunt rate and have brought my nitrates down to 18-22 ppm i have not got my effleunt opened all the way yet. 
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Mine has been running for 3 months now, and I love it. They take a month or two to start working properly.

Yes I still run gfo, gfo is for phosphate.
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I'm really considering trying this on my jellyfish tank. I can't seem to keep the Nitrates down for some reason. Does anyone have any leftover supplies? 
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I have plumbing fittings and a maxijet I could sell. No BRS reactor body or cartridge. I could also probably spare a small amount of LSM. It's a bit of a drive but the offer is there. 


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I have a Two Little Fishies reactor. Will that work? I'll probably take you up on the offer. I do pass Syracuse occassionally. 
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I've never built one out of a TLF reactor so I'm not sure what pieces would need to change. The BRS one is super simple and I know they work.


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I have some LSM I can sell also, if you need some
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Maybe it's worth it for me to just buy a BRS reactor if all the plans for that are tried and proven. Other than the reactor and pump, how much is the total cost for everything else? 
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PumpPump is $26 and plumbing parts are $16. I think you can get a reactor from BRS for $35ish.
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I have a single brs reactor $20
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I'll take the brs reactor.
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