What is Biopellet reactor?

Biopellets are a biodegradable polymer that is made from bacteria. They act like steroids for the beneficial bacteria in your system. By pumping water from your system into a biopellet reactor we are creating a controllable, food-filled house where bacteria can live and reproduce.

What does a algae reactor do?

The advantage of a reactor of algae is the ease to control the level of inorganic nutrients without depleting them completely, as it might happen with other biological filtration methods (for example the so-called probiotics which base their efficiency on the massive reproduction of bacteria by adding carbon sources …

Do I need a Gfo reactor if I have a refugium?

Yes running both will be best. GFO will pull out phosphates and the refugium will primarily pull out Nitrates with the macro algae, It does pull out a smaller amount of phosphates but not like the gfo would.

How long do Biopellets last?

Depending on the system add new Biopellets every 6-12 months. Do not remove remaining biopellets.

Does algae scrubber remove nitrates?

Scrubbers (algae) remove ammonia, ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and metals and CO2, and saturate the water with oxygen from the photosynthesis, and can provide food to the animals too.

How long should an algae reactor be?

Depended on your nutrient load, it’s best to run your reactor lights opposite of your display tank lights for 12 to 16 hours.

How does a phosphate reactor work?

Water is delivered into the reactor chamber through the top, and travels down a tube in the center of the reactor. The water is funneled into a small compartment under the media and flows up through a dispersion plate, up through the media, and out the top of the reactor through a second tube.

Are bio pellets worth it?

If you’re someone who is using a protein skimmer (and you probably should be), biopellets are definitely worth considering. The increased skimmer performance you get when using biopellets is just one of the benefits.

Do corals use nitrates?

Marine Organisms That Use Nitrate 1 Nitrate is primarily used by microorganisms (such as bacteria) and those organisms that get much or all of their energy from photosynthesis, including algae, corals and sea anemones.