Chaetomorpha Strains are Much More Different Than We Ever Knew

Chaetomorpha is a genus of macro algae that almost every modern reefer will be familiar with, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the thin wiry green algae. Whether you call it ‘chee-to’, ‘chay-to’ or the more universally accepted pronunciation…

PicoGrow, PicoTumble & PicoFree Reactors from Printed Aqua

Printed Aqua is the latest company to apply their 3D printing know-how to fun and useful aquarium accessories with a special emphasis on the very smallest of reef tanks. The Printed Aqua catalog includes a small skimmer and a CO2…

Algae Scrubbers, How We Grow Massive Amounts of Chaetomorpha

Managing nutrients is one of the most important aspects to keeping a healthy, balanced reef aquarium free from unwanted algae. Curiously, one of the best ways to do this is to actually encourage algae to grow in a separate part…

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…

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…

Clever Spinning Chaetomorpha Reactor is the Perfect DIY Project

Very few tanks absolutely need a form a vegetative nutrient export like an algae scrubber or reactor but most tank certainly benefit from having one of some kind. Whether you’re trying to buff the pH, reduce nutrients, or outcompete nuisance algaes,…

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…

Algae Reactor Pro from Pacific Sun

The Algae Reactor Pro is a solidly built new macroalgae and Chaetomorpha reactor from Pacific Sun. Pacific Sun is making the Algae Reactor (AR) Pro in four sizes, a small, medium, large & jumbo XXL models, each with sturdy white…

ChaetoMax Is Innovative Marine’s New Macroalgae-Specific LED Light

The ChaetoMax (kee-to-max) is a new LED light from Innovative Marine which is especially designed to fuel macroalgae growth in the aquarium. This small affordable aquarium light now uses a mixture of red and blue LEDs to have even faster…