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  • Gravity feed form the display tank

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  • Tee off a pump

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  • Peri pump (please state which and what Ml per min)

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    Default How do you feed your calcium reactor

    Just out of Interest, how do PPL feed there calcium reactor. when I got my first Calcium reactor the TMC 1000 It was gravity fed and never found any Issues, since then its been a few years setting one up and I fed the Deltec via a Tee off the phosphate reactor feed pump. I had a few issues with it stopping. I have just set up the new one the same way and I'm now debating to gravity feed it or Via a D&D peri pump.

    so PPL how do you feed yours and any issues you have come across wether gravity-Tee-Peri pump and what peri pumps you use.



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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    Gravity feed when I had it........steady flow, no problems what so ever!
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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    + 1 for the above!

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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    Tried gravity feeding, didn't work for me so I T'd off the return and everything is running smoothly now.

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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    In what way Aaron did the gravity feed not work mate for you.

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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    The feed just stopped working randomly. Not sure why or what was causing it. Soon as I changed the feeding method things improved and I've not had any issues since. Test my dKH once a week now it's running that smoothly.

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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    with a spoon and bib?

    tmc one has a built in pump so easy peasy.
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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    mate, I know from when I had the TMC one it came with a small basket so nothing could get to the tube to block it. maybe some food got in your gravity feed pipe.

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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    Quote Originally Posted by thefamousgrapesfc View Post
    with a spoon and bib?

    tmc one has a built in pump so easy peasy.
    I'm on about feeding it to the reactor
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    Default Re: How do you feed your calcium reactor

    Could be mate, not had any issues since changing though so I'm happy.
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