Algae Reactor

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  1. olegaz

    olegaz Well-Known Member

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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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    Oh wow is that cool. Looking forward to seeing how it works for you.
     
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    Eckolancer LED GURU

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    Post tank parameters weekly if you can.
     
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    That's neat, cool idea
     
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    radiata Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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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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    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award PMAS Member Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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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?
     
  9. olegaz

    olegaz Well-Known Member

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    its not tightened properly
     
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    olegaz Well-Known Member

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    im runing 50 us gal sumpless tank
     
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    olegaz Well-Known Member

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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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    olegaz Well-Known Member

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    this is what i got by mail
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    Wow, this looks pretty cool.
     
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    olegaz Well-Known Member

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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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    Pretty darned cool!
     
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    Eckolancer LED GURU

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    Ok I'm sold now
     
  19. olegaz

    olegaz Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg 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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    Eckolancer LED GURU

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    Can you explain how water flows in and out also are you using the pump included? Did you slow water flow down?
     

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