New DIY chaeto reactor made today using Two Little Fishies Phosban 150, cheap Amazon pump, and Amazon LED grow light flexible strip. Excited to see how it does.
Dang that skimmer looks super legit and heavy duty like a full size skimmer. I noticed the 30 has a slight wider sump area, unfortunately I don’t think it’ll fit in my Nuvo 20 . ****** tho!It’s the Cadlights PLS-50 V. II. Well, to be blunt it blows away all four of the other nano skimmers ive tried recently. Much larger pump (still small but comparatively) much more air, darker and more skimmate. Really thick acrylic and heavy duty construction. All around great skimmer. It’s nothing like other nano skimmers in a great way.
The IM midsize i had before it worked ok but the pump is under sized and just doesn’t pull much air. It only runs wet or very wet. Can’t get dry at all even with the cup adjusted all the way up.
Auto Aqua Lite has been great so far. I love how tiny it is. No issues and it does it’s job. It’s also quieter than Tunze which is a benefit to me because I have noise sensitivity.
If anyone has any care tips for it i’m all ears.
I didn’t really think about getting a longer LED strip to get more light and more coverage. Not sure how the shorter one would have worked but more must be better, right? Behold, DIY chaeto reactor v. 2.0
Wished I had never put in a nem in my IM 30.. its taken over the tank and at this point it mind as well be a nem only tank..
Tank update: My beautiful nem is now taking over the tank and stinging corals over 6” away. I’m trying to rehome it now. Just too big for this small tank.
Thanks. My nem is taking over too. had to move a frag that was getting stung. probably going to setup a cube tank for it. it’s just taking up so much space.Wished I had never put in a nem in my IM 30.. its taken over the tank and at this point it mind as well be a nem only tank..
Thanks Sir. I’m dosing Brightwell Sponge power which is silicate water. The reactor is getting warm it’s raising the tank 1 whole degree. I will increase flow per your advice. the algae growth is great though so far. Also dosing Iron, potassium and a trace element mix.Be sure to have at least 0.1 ppm Si in the water
Watch up for high temperatures inside the reactor. You must have a dissent flow through it