Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers, part 2 Now for some basic differences; more detailed differences will be in subsequent posts. Set up the PhytoTank Chaeto reactor by installing a small pump in your sump (do not exceed 250 g/hr) that will pump water from your system, through the reactor and then back into your sump. So the reactor … The reactor uses an external lighting solution provided by the Tunze Eco Chic Refugium Light that can be fully submerged underwater for maximum efficiency. :biggrin: Now it has only chaeto, filter floss and the light pictured. "The chaeto barely moves to the flow but it grows well" Water have to flow around chaeto, NOT the opposite way, but one flower in garden is NOTHING, to really see a drop on Nitrate or PO4 you need a WAY more Macro Algae to grow , unless , you want to drop 2 -5 ppm, i never ever will try or buy any Chaeto reactor, some ppl. New posts New profile posts Latest activity. The Chaeto reactor that kicked off the current craze, the ARID by Pax Bellum. Joined 3 Sep 2012 Posts 1,195 Reaction score 108. K. Kami Member. The water I use to WC with read 8.4 pH, 0 Nitrite, 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrate. What's new Latest activity Authors. Once you harvest the macro algae, the nutrients are then removed from your system. I run the chaeto reactor on reverse light period from the display light and run the carx effluent to the intake pump of chaeto reactor . The elevated dissolved oxygen and lower available elements and nutrients will stunt the algae in the algae reactor. lucare LED Refugium Light Chaeto for Saltwater Marine Aquarium Tank 18W, Coral Reef Plant Grow Light for Macroalgae 3.9 out of 5 stars 40. The process for using GFO in a media reactor is much different. Thread starter jclaas; Start date 2 Dec 2017; jclaas. Tilted as the fastest growing macroalgae, Sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) is an alternate option to Chaeto. These are alternative methods. For many years Reef Keepers have used Cheato Algae as a method of exporting Phosphate, Nitrates and organic wastes. This due to the fact that copepod colonies need surface area to propagate. Some models like the Pax Bellum A.R.I.D. $38.02. anyone have anything lying around or ideas of best model for this use? What's new. Avoid excessive pruning. It is best to harvest a third of the Chaeto once a week or once every two weeks. Up until Sunday the HOB filter had the wheels and the regular filter cartridges. DIY Reactor to chaeto conversion. Allow the return line for the reactor to sit in a bucket or your sink. Chaetomorpha Reactors are one of the more interesting newer developments in the reef aquarium hobby. Chaetomorpha algae, mostly known by its nickname chaeto, is a type of macro algae that grows in saltwater only. Chaeto Algae Light Reactors – NEW IN The new Algae Light Reactor from ITC takes an old idea and brings it right up to date. This will compete with Chaeto in a reactor. Sea Lettuce. PhosBan Reactor 150 - Two Little Fishies - Bulk Reef Supply Position the reactor … Forums. Natural Filtration. Joined Mar 4, 2015 Messages 234 Likes 10 Points 18 Location ... JNS VS-1.5/Aquamax 1.5 HOB skimmer. Likes: Smite. The first and maybe most important difference is that chaeto reactors grow only in saltwater (fish only, or fish with live rock, or reef) whereas algae scrubbers grow (filter) in both saltwater and freshwater. Both work but they work differently. The Reef Octopus Light Reactor is a natural filter which utilizes macroalgae like Chaetomorpha to absorb and remove algae-producing nutrients from your aquarium's water. It serves the same purpose to eliminate nutrients in the water. To help increase the efficiency of the external light, water that is input into the reactor creates a spinning effect… $297.49 Regular Price: $349.99. 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