WTB External Macro Algae Reactor

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I had toyed with making one via the examples i'd seen online using LED light tape wrapped around a reactor, but ended up using the lack of sump space as an excuse to just replace the sump with something more refugium friendly. I've added sumps to 3 tanks and a 'fuge to wifes BioCube 32 and have been very surprised by the performance of Refugium with about 8 hours of night on-time.
 
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I had toyed with making one via the examples i'd seen online using LED light tape wrapped around a reactor, but ended up using the lack of sump space as an excuse to just replace the sump with something more refugium friendly. I've added sumps to 3 tanks and a 'fuge to wifes BioCube 32 and have been very surprised by the performance of Refugium with about 8 hours of night on-time.
I have that downstairs, and i grow macros like a boss. i just dont have the room in this stand, so Macro algae reactor it is. im just trying to not spend 350 on one.
 

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Yup. In our corner tank in livingroom we transitioned from freshwater with a Canister filter so initially I was pondering still using the canister along with a separate Algae Reactor, but just ended up going with a small sump and only using it as a refugium in two sections with no skimmer... until maybe needed later.
 
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Makes sense. Its a bowfront stand, so i picked the sump as large as i could go, but even then the fuge chamber is a gallon. If i go with a Algae reactor that goes up to like 5 gallons... plus less light bleed and mess under there, which means a happier wife.
 
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