DIY Chaetomorpha Reactors Are All The Rage Right Now!

Intentionally injecting fine bubbles into a reef tank is a highly questionable endeavor, but one current craze I can totally get behind is the huge wave of DIY Chaetomorpha reactors reefers are building to lower nutrients in their reef tanks.  Unlike the…

Skimz Macroalgae Reactor Looks Ready For Primetime

We’ve got a fresh new look at the Skimz macroalgae reactor, and boy has it come a long way from the prototype we spotted in Germany this summer. Gone is the fan-cooled mess that typified the original model, replaced now…

Making a DIY Chaetomorpha Reactor is Incredibly Easy

Since the dawn of mini reef tanks, exporting nutrients to keep aquarium water clean has always been one of the most important tasks to having a successful, thriving tank. Between activated carbon to protein skimming, carbon dosing and denitrification, algae scrubbers…

Ultra Reef Macroalgae and Media Reactors will be quick to service

Ultra Reef has an innovative new design for a media reactor with an optional conversion kit to transform into a macroalgae filter/reactor. The design and craftsmanship of Ultra Reef aquarium equipment is uniquely Italian and it shows in all of their…

KoralSea live macroalgae, copepod products and more

KoralSea is an interesting marine aquaculture company from Ireland that supplies live foods like copepods and live macroalgae to feed your favorite marine critters. The company’s tagline is “aquarium life through science” and it shows when you scroll through their website.…

Unique Corals unveils new Pax Bellum N12 nano chaeto reactor

The Pax Bellum Chaetomorpha reactor is one of the more interesting new products to hit the aquarium scene last year. To date most of the Chaeto-filters from Pax Bellum have been made for rather large tanks, but at ReefStock we spied…

Pax Bellum ARID Filter review: the most ‘intense’ way to grow Chaetomorpha

They say that everything that is old will be new again, and this statement couldn’t ring any more true for the Pax Bellum ARID Chaetomorpha filters. In the early days of successful reef keeping, algae scrubbers and phyto-remediation was the state…

The innovative LED heat pipe at the heart of Pax Bellum Chaeto filters

The A.R.I.D. Chaetomorpha filters from Pax Bellum are some of the most interesting algae scrubbers that we’ve seen in years. Having been in development for somewhere near half a decade, the unique design features a tube of high output LEDs that…

A.R.I.D. chaetomorpha macroalgae scrubbers from Pax-Bellum

The marine aquarium hobby is always on the lookout for ever simpler and more effective ways to reduce nutrients in our tanks. The A.R.I.D. devices from Pax-Bellum are a new way to apply intensive macroalgae scrubbing to nutrient reduction, making…

SEA Aquarium has the most gigantic ball of spinning Chaetomorpha algae

It’s no secret that I am personally not a fan of the kitchen sink approach to creating a “refugium” with all the sands and cruddy algaes that usually build up there. I and we, are very much in favor of using…