Algae Reactor

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Hi everybody id like to start thread on algae reactors. Everybody welcome to post there finds, diy project, conversions and so on.
today i set up my algae reactor which i bought from ebay, its made by cleartides.
this is there smallest unit, i thinking upgrading standard light to hydroponics
i will run on opposite light cycle and will post results as soon as
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Did you buy the A360/100, the A360/200 or the A360/400? How expensive was shipping from the UK?
 
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Curious about the size as well. I've read good things about the Pax Bellum reactors and curious about your results with Cleartide.
What size is your tank that you are you running it on?
 

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Interesting, esp if you don't have room for a fuge

Question, in the first pic, is the lid just not tightened properly or is it warped?
 
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Curious about the size as well. I've read good things about the Pax Bellum reactors and curious about your results with Cleartide.
What size is your tank that you are you running it on?
im runing 50 us gal sumpless tank
 
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Firs harvest, more like rinse and clean. Had some flow problems as i was using filter floss to stop detritus, now its out and i have 2 mesh discs instead, both was supplied with unit.
despite some flow problems i got good grow went double in size, after quick clean and rinse algae back in reactor
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2 weeks in, good growth, noticed that algae in display tank is not as strong and it's easier to remove
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Week 3. 50gal tank.
I think I'll have to harvest next week or take skimmer out, maybe cutdown lights to 8-10hrs
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