REACTORS- Filtration for stingrays

scott s

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Scott s can you give a quick low down on how your filtration works? Looks like a container as a sump, one as a reactor, and what is the green one?


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Guess I forgot to respond to this one...

The bin that my overflow dumps into has my mechanical filtration and bioreactor.

This bin is tied into the other one via 2-inch pvc.

The second bin has my return pump and heater.

The return pump pushes the water through a pond filter which is basically set up like a small bioreactor also. It has a UV light built in.

Currently, I have both of my 360 gallon tanks tied into this filter. At first I did not like the setup, but after playing with it for a bit am very pleased.

Very cheap and very easy to reproduce.
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rich81090

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I have used a lot of reactors with my marine aquariums, I have a spare qyractor around atm, could i use it in a similar way with a different media for this purpose in my ray tank?
 

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Just read through the entire thread and feel like this needs a bump to the top. For those who haven't read this, do so.
 

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Agree, allot of great info, Maybe even be made one of those sticky type things
 

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I am wanting to construct a sweet bioreactor but I cannot find the biochips for sale anywhere...? I found k1 on eBay, shipped, for $100/2cuft but is this still the go to method? Everything says to use with biochips so I would think they should be easy to find for sale....
 

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I am wanting to construct a sweet bioreactor but I cannot find the biochips for sale anywhere...? I found k1 on eBay, shipped, for $100/2cuft but is this still the go to method? Everything says to use with biochips so I would think they should be easy to find for sale....
Aquatic eco systems . com

They sell turn key reactors. That is what I used as a guide line when building mine, gives you an idea on size of vessel to use with how much media, flow rates, and amount of food one will process.
 

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Mantilla Stingray
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You don't need bio chips but if you want to add them you sure can. Take a look at the media I am using. It's good stuff at a great price allot of options available.

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You don't need bio chips but if you want to add them you sure can. Take a look at the media I am using. It's good stuff at a great price allot of options available.

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Why would you not want small bio animals capable of polishing up to 5 micron???? That's like going and ordering a new sports car with an automatic tranny or hiring an escort to go see a movie.
 

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Why would you not want small bio animals capable of polishing up to 5 micron???? That's like going and ordering a new sports car with an automatic tranny or hiring an escort to go see a movie.
Where u get the bio chips? You add them right to the reactor?


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