Home. The process for using GFO in a media reactor is much different. This due to the fact that copepod colonies need surface area to propagate. Tilted as the fastest growing macroalgae, Sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) is an alternate option to Chaeto. 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 . New posts New profile posts Latest activity. anyone have anything lying around or ideas of best model for this use? Position the reactor … Also known as an "algae reactor". You will first place the GFO in a suitable media reactor. What's new. Forums. The elevated dissolved oxygen and lower available elements and nutrients will stunt the algae in the algae reactor. Chaetomorpha algae, mostly known by its nickname chaeto, is a type of macro algae that grows in saltwater only. The water I use to WC with read 8.4 pH, 0 Nitrite, 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrate. As macro algae grows, it will consume nutrients in the water. DIY Reactor to chaeto conversion. This will compete with Chaeto in a reactor. It’s also known as Chaetomorpha Reactors are one of the more interesting newer developments in the reef aquarium hobby. So the reactor … Hoping to make a large HOB chaeto reactor for my 75 gal reef. The reactor uses an external lighting solution provided by the Tunze Eco Chic Refugium Light that can be fully submerged underwater for maximum efficiency. Flush the lines completely by turning on the feed pump and allowing the water to run until it is clear. Joined 3 Sep 2012 Posts 1,195 Reaction score 108. Chaeto Reactor: A device that has water running through it, with chaeto growing in it. Growing chaeto macroalgae in a PhytoTank is a natural and effective way to remove phosphate and nitrate. Joined Mar 4, 2015 Messages 234 Likes 10 Points 18 Location ... JNS VS-1.5/Aquamax 1.5 HOB skimmer. are the hot rods of chaetomorpha reactors, but there’s plenty of simpler and cheaper ways to get concentrated macroalgae scrubbing from … "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. Allow the return line for the reactor to sit in a bucket or your sink. Members. K. Kami Member. My undertank area only had room for a specific size sump, and no room for a fuge. 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. It is best to harvest a third of the Chaeto once a week or once every two weeks. You can run a successful reef tank with Hob filters and skimmers, and you can run a successful tank with a sump and refugium. Up until Sunday the HOB filter had the wheels and the regular filter cartridges. Menu. A chaeto reactor does not allow air to enter; only water, and these reactors usually have a lid attached with screws to keep water in and air out. have zero space, then may make sense. Likes: Smite. It could be used on smaller tanks or tanks without refugiums. $38.02. The general approach is the bigger the better, especially when it comes to growing copepods in a refugium. Chaeto Algae Light Reactors – NEW IN The new Algae Light Reactor from ITC takes an old idea and brings it right up to date. For many years Reef Keepers have used Cheato Algae as a method of exporting Phosphate, Nitrates and organic wastes. It serves the same purpose to eliminate nutrients in the water. 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