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Old 11/07/2017, 09:26 AM   #1
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Chaeto Reactor Installed

Recently I decided to explore the chaeto reactor as an option to help export nutrients. Having used GFO previously I was looking for a more natural (and less messy) way to naturally help reduce the slight green in my DT.

Installed on Friday (pic on left). Three days later Monday (pic on right).

Repurposed Aquatop MR-20 reactor and LED light strip from Marine Depot.



Results/growth can be seen already. Looking at the interior tube it can be seen in the pic on the left, yet covered and unseen in the pic on right.


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Old 11/07/2017, 09:42 AM   #2
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Okay that is pretty awesome I never would of thought of that


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Old 11/07/2017, 09:46 AM   #3
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Okay that is pretty awesome I never would of thought of that
I'm certainly not taking credit for the idea. It has been circulating for some time now. After finding several folks on here discussing and sharing pictures I decided to give it a try.

In turn I wanted to share my initial experience.


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Old 11/07/2017, 11:58 AM   #4
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Which light strip did you use?


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Old 11/07/2017, 12:41 PM   #5
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Which light strip did you use?
Marine Depot - Accel Aquatics

https://www.marinedepot.com/Accel_Aq...LTFILD-vi.html


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Old 11/07/2017, 03:33 PM   #6
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Would like to see someone make a submersible one. I understand that this unit is water resistant. My entire sump takes up the interior cabinet. Don't have room outside, besides its much safer to have reactors inside the sump for obvious reasons.
Anyone know of one that can be submerged with the same lighting?


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Old 11/07/2017, 04:44 PM   #7
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Not with this light. The end is just capped and not water tight sealed.


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Old 11/07/2017, 04:51 PM   #8
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and you think this is going to be less messy....


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Old 11/07/2017, 06:04 PM   #9
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and you think this is going to be less messy....
Compared to GFO granuals all over the floor and sink, you bet


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Old 11/08/2017, 04:59 PM   #10
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Five day clean out...

Top off with no water spillage



Thick growth



Pulled 75%-80%



Reinstalled and ready to rock!



Seriously 10 minutes or less!


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Old 12/06/2017, 09:43 PM   #11
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That's pretty cool. Makes me want to try that set up....


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Old 12/07/2017, 06:26 AM   #12
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I suggest going with the largest reactor you can afford/fit. This will help pull more nutrients and give you more time before needing to harvest.


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