Chaeto reactor

Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry' started by Arvind, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    I just picked up a skimz microalgae reactor.
    Initially I had taken some chaeto from RandyC and just dumped it in the sump with a kessil A80 That did wonders for the chaeto growth and the phosphates/nitrates reduction (phosphates literally dropped to zero)
    Issue was chaeto was escaping the refugium and I was concerned that it would jam a powerhead somewhere.
    So I locked it up in a clear media container.
    Def did not do as well and ended up with a cyano outbreak.
    Hopefully the skimz will do the trick. I have it set to run counter to lights on dt tank.

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  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I just started using a skimz reactor. Will have to see how it does vs a standard fuge.

    Wanted to cut down on spillage of fuge light. I have coralline and algae growing in my skimmer. And other parts of the sump.

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  3. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Thanks I’ll look into that . I want to see if this works for now. Here is a pic of the paint I tore up thinking it would just peel off. My IM does not have the removable backing for some reason

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  4. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member


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  5. Weird. All mine have peeled off in strips. If it bothers you I'm sure you can grab some marine paint and just repaint that section so you'll never notice.
  6. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Might have too some day

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  7. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Nitrates are now at 5

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