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Jonathan
11-24-2010, 11:12 PM
What media does everyone use? I have been using Carib Sea and was thinking about trying the Reborn stuff. Thoughts?

Thanks,

Jonathan

Schwaggs
11-25-2010, 7:22 PM
I have been using Carib Sea ARM for years. It works great for me...

Acroholic
11-25-2010, 11:33 PM
I have been using Carib Sea ARM for years. It works great for me...
ARM large.

JeF4y
11-26-2010, 8:39 AM
ARM. Large in the main reactor, small stuff in the second chamber.

Jonathan
11-26-2010, 5:02 PM
Thanks. I did my annual reactor clean out and the geomarine media had turned to sludge. Definitely gonna try larger media this time.

Jonathan

Schwaggs
11-26-2010, 5:09 PM
I use the small ARM and do get some sludge at the end of the run but it doesn't stop circulation. I really like how the small disolves...

Acroholic
11-26-2010, 5:26 PM
I think what you will find is that the reactor media that is he size of crushed coral dissolves better because it has more surface area for contact with the carbonic acid that forms in the reactor. This also means you need to be more careful with the controller setpoint...too low and it turns to mush.

The larger media can take a lower setting on the controller without sludging up.

I use the large size media because that is what GEO recommends, and I have GEO reactors on my reefs.

parkerge
11-27-2010, 9:17 PM
Korallin Natural CaC03 Media