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  • Filter Pads and Mulm ?

    Greeting everyone

    I have put a filter pad across the one section of my sump to get rid of micro bubbles in the uplift, however my ZEO reactor is in the partition before the uplift.

    I am thinking that this is going to be a problem for the mulm released from the reactor, when I do pump the stones there is still quite a bit of mulm that gets through to the tank.

    Do you think that this is going to be a problem? If so, I kind of have to change quite a bit in the sump in order for the reactor to go straight to the uplift partition. Or just deal with the micro bubbles. :cursin:



  • #2
    Christiaan, i think it would be better if the zeoreactor is after the filter pad so that the mulm goes straight to the tank and not trapped by the floss. Maybe you should change the sump so that u can design a new one that get rids of the microbubbles without the floss. The dirt trapped in the floss will only contribute to the DOCs etc etc in your tank. Not a very good thing since we are trying to get as low as possible on the nutrients side of things. hth
    Last edited by fkadir; 05-23-2005, 09:42 AM.

    Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller


    • #3
      yea, that’s what I pretty much thought, was trying convince myself otherwise, Damm.....ok going to have to re arrange the sump a little,

      Thanks for confirming !!!! :yesway:


      • #4
        Christiaan, I see it as Farish. I would recommend to blow the reactor mulm directly to the tank. Maybe you can work with a pipe construction to bypass the filter pad.

        The bacteria mulm is a benefit for the corals. Did you not get elevated NO3 levels with the pad ?