At a recent belated holiday party, Jim Grassinger of The Filter Guys (perhaps familiar to readers for their RO/DI systems) gave us a sneak peek at a new design for ceramic frag plugs by The Alternative Reef. The new style of ceramic plugs, as well as a new Filter Guys frag glue, are both due for release next month.
As most Reef Builders readers are well aware, ceramic frag plugs require no pre-soaking to eliminate unwanted pH increases that can occur with other non-cured, non-ceramic plugs. Initial durability testing (aka. dropping them on the floor accidentally) suggests these will hold up just fine. These plugs are also “Made in the USA”. No word yet on price, but we’ll revisit the new plugs, and the new glue, next month!