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Filtration Preserving a screen

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lovefish77, Aug 20, 2021.

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  1. lovefish77

    lovefish77 Member Trusted Member

    So currently I am thinking of unplugging my algae scrubber and replacing it with a chaeto reactor. Just trying to save some room in the sump to add some anemones in the middle chamber.

    So the thought process is
    1. Unplug the scrubber
    2. Preserve the screen submerged in the sump
    3. Rearrange the sump with the chaeto reactor and monitor things
    4. If i dont like the chaeto reactor and the new setup I will revert to the scrubber (using screen from step 2).

    1. Thoughts in general on replacing 7x6 screen lit from both sides with the reactor.
    2. How long can the seeded screen be maintained by remaining submerged?

    Thanks all
  2. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    I don't know the answer to #1, but I can tell you that chaeto reactors are hit or miss. some love them, some hate them.

    As for #2, as long as you keep it wet, it should stay alive and ready to rebound pretty much indefinitely.
  3. lovefish77

    lovefish77 Member Trusted Member

    Ok thanks a lot for answering #2.
    I know reactors are not that effective because of the form factor. To get the same filtration from a scrubber you would need to have a very big fuge section.

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