Created especially for the aquarist with limited space. Reef Octopus All-in-One Space Saving reactors are simple to setup up, saves valuable space and conserves costly energy. Powered by an energy efficient water blaster pump to provide the correct amount of feed flow for the biopellet media. Water is directly injected into the media chamber enhancing the pumps performance and provides even distribution of flow through the media. The water inlet /bottom chamber’s is a specially engineered structure that prevents the media from exiting the chamber and entering the pump when the power is off. A rigid sieve plate fixed on the top cover to prevent the leakage of pellets through the output of the unit. Unique in design this reactor doesn’t have a pipe in the middle of chamber making it super easy to remove the cover to refill the biopellet media. The cover has four install orientations, makes it easy to be set up in your sump. These units come in 3 different sizes.
Reef Octopus Biopellet Reactors
- Diameter: 4.7"
- Height: 20"
- Volume: 1500 mL biopellets
- Pump: HY-1000w
- Tank Size: 170-250 gallons
- Diameter: 6"
- Height: 20"
- Volume: 2000 mL biopellets
- Pump: HY-2000w
- Tank Size: 350-500 gallons
- Diameter: 7.9"
- Height: 21"
- Volume: 2500 mL biopellets
- Pump: HY-3000w
- Tank Size: 400-600 gallons
Solid carbon dosing (biopellets) has recently become an extremely popular method of removing nitrates from the aquarium. The exact method of denitrification can be different for each tank but it mainly consists of a few things:
- •Nitrate laden Bacteria is removed via the protein skimmer
- •Bacteria directly converts nitrite into nitrous oxide so nitrate is never produced
- •Bacteria consumes nitrates and processes them down into nitrogen gas
- •Nitrate laden Bacteria is consumed by tank inhabitants like corals and sponges
Depending on the system it should take 4-8 weeks for the bacteria population to multiply and begin its work on your nitrates. Once you have the reactor going we suggest not making any adjustments for 8 weeks. Give the media and bacteria time to adjust to the parameters found in your tank and begin working. The absolute best advice we can give with this system is to set it up and forget about it for two months. Unless something is obviously not right, resist all temptation to make any changes until the two months are up.