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DIY Macro algae reactor

I had been thinking about one of these for a while a macro algae reactor but the prices for these units seem crazy for what they are so went about making one.

 

It consists of a second-hand TMC500 pellet reactor (Thanks Shane) and a £10 waterproof 5m strip of 12v led's 300 in total and daylight spec 6000-6500k

 

I got them and wrapped them around the reactor followed by a several rolls of insulation tape and there we have it DIY macro algae reactor I'll see how it goes

 

 

 

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And here it is fitted to the tank

 

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Interested to see what results you get.

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Interested to see what results you get.
So am I if it works well it's a cheap piece of equipment to make I'll keep everyone update I'll open it up in 1 week and see what growth had been like :)

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Interested to see what results you get.
Have checked the reactor tonight 8 days later and I'm impressed

How it started
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And after 8 days this so it's clearly working well
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Have you noticed any reduction in your Phos/No3 readings since starting it.


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Have you noticed any reduction in your Phos/No3 readings since starting it.


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I have not checked yet I will do in a bit and report back :)

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Have you noticed any reduction in your Phos/No3 readings since starting it.


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My last test on nitrates was about 10 days ago and was at 25ppm I've tested tonight and at 10ppm I honestly cannot see how it could of pulled that much nitrate out of the system

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It will be interesting to see your results in a few weeks time.


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How you getting on with this buddy?

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How you getting on with this buddy?

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It's been working absolutly spot on with mega growth

Sadly my tank is going tomorrow so I will not be able to offer anymore updates of it but from what I have seen it has worked excellent true value for money :)

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No way dude!! I didn't even know you was selling up

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No way dude!! I didn't even know you was selling up

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Yeah with going back to oval racing something had to give and it would not be fair on the tank as it would end up neglected due to how much time is taken up racing ect

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Yeah with going back to oval racing something had to give and it would not be fair on the tank as it would end up neglected due to how much time is taken up racing ect

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Well I wish you well in your future endeavours buddy

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Well I wish you well in your future endeavours buddy

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Thanks I'll still be about but something had to give sadly due to time.

As it is in at work all day and then strait from work and working on the car till around 10pm and weekends spent on it.

Once racing Saturdays normally a prep day and Sundays racing so time is limited.

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