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If you had a spare chamber what would go in it??

Discussion in 'Filtration / ULNS' started by cuprajake, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. cuprajake

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    Hey guys.


    As I'm starting again I have a blank canvas,

    My skimmer fits in my first chamber, and the return in the last so I have approx

    10"x12"x10" of middle chamber for use.

    But I'm stumped.

    A lot will say refugium but I don't think there worth the hassle in terms of nutrient removal,

    Another option is fluidised micro k1 media

    Another something like a nitryx brick

    What other options would people suggest.


    Jake
     
  2. warby

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    if it was me I'd get a 50w ufo grow light and bang some cheato in there grows for fun for me. or I'd go for a ats or siporax

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  3. cuprajake

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    I've gone for bio home, wrongly or rightly

    3kg I'll put in a mesh bag or a egg crate box.


    Will see how it goes
     
  4. Steve_bham

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    I'd go for a marine pure brick and chaeto.


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  5. cuprajake

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    I was looking at the bricks. The continuum one though.

    I suppose there all an ends to a means as in a home for bacteria
     
  6. 372xp

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    Zeolite reactor and gfo reactor. You can run a ATS remotely elsewhere in the cabinet for nutrient removal.
     
  7. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    Your skimmer is in the first chamber
    Do you have mechanical cleaning first
    Such as a sock or floss ?
     
  8. cuprajake

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    Yeah I have a sock in the inlet.

    I've decided to split the middle chamber with egg crate.

    First half the skimmer and d&d reactor the next half the biohome ultra marine.

    The first chamber will now have the heaters, and filter sock in.

    Middle skimmer/reactor/biohome

    Last chamber return/atu/carbon

    Think that's going to be my best bet.

    I have both the fleese style and mesh style filter socks. So will see how quick they clog, never really been a fan of them.
     
  9. CEECH

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    i pretty much only use the sock for a day or 2 after a water change . I usually stir up the crap in my sump and then it catches it when it return to the sump. usually tick a sock on return pipes for a few minutes to take the heavy stuff then let sock in the sump get the rest. I dont like to leave on for more than this as i find they catch allot of pods which i want in my fuge.
     
  10. cuprajake

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    might be reading it wrong. But what do you do the rest of the time to polish the water? If the socks are not permanent
     
  11. Chanjad385

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    Algae scrubber?


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