Turbo Aquatics Raises Algae Scrubber to a New Level of Refinement

Admittedly we’ve never been big fans of microalgae turf scrubbers, preferring instead to use dynamic Chaetomorpha growth in our own signature spinning style. However there’s been a small sustained community of reefers who have employed various models to manage the…

The Best Macroalgae Reactors – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Macroalgae reactors are built with the sole purpose of growing chaetomorpha algae. While it’s possible to grow small amounts of chaetomorpha in a refugium, a dedicated macroalgae reactor goes beyond the humble refugium to create a supercharged macroalgae growing machine.…

We Made a Hypnotic Spinning Barrel of Macroalgae

Pretty much as long as reef tanks have been around, mini reef keepers have employed algae in its various forms to control and reduce nutrients of the aquarium water. The popularity of using micro or macroalgae for this purpose has…

Takaki’s Japanese ‘Nature Aquarium’ Style Reef Tank

Calling all freshwater planted tank aquarists, we need more of you in the saltwater hobby!! If this beautiful split tank design is any indication of how the mind of planted hobbyist translates to the saltwater world… Join us!! Takaki Yagisawa…

Reduce Excess Nutrients With The Grotech MacroAlgae-Breeder

The Grotech MacroAlgae Breeder is a natural biological filtration system to reduce excess nutrients like nitrate and phosphate in saltwater aquariums. The MacroAlage Breeder or chaetomorpha reactors such as this work best with red algae family (e.g. Gracilaria curtissiae) or…

Are Excess Phosphates Lurking In Your Fish Food

At one time or another, it seems like all aquarists deal with excessive phosphates in their tank. Phosphates could be silently lurking in your aquarium causing unsightly algae blooms, and corals to look dull and brown. There can be several…

Make a clean start with Algae Barn’s Ultimate Refugium Starter Pack

Setting up a new refugium typically meant scooping up some free algae from a “friend” and hoping it was clean, full off all the good things and free of all the bad things — and we all have heard about…

The Versatility of 3D Reefing’s Diffusers fro AI Prime and Hydra Lights

In recent years not only have our aquarium LED lights become more than bright enough for the needs of reef animals, but we’ve had to get creative with techniques to distribute and blend that light. NanoBox Reef was one of…

AI Prime Fuge Review: An LED Light With Uncompromising PAR Power

The AI Prime Fuge LED light is an unrelenting PAR monster designed to grow macroalgae and if we’re being honest, it’s really only intended to grow the Brillo-pad algae Chaetomorpha. This is the first time in the history of the aquarium…

Tunze EcoChic 8831 Refugium LED

Specially designed LED lights for refugiums have been becoming more common in the reef aquarium hobby lately and the EcoChic 8831 from Tunze is the latest entry. This sleek nano size LED is small, sleek & waterproof so you can…