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Old 10-18-2017, 04:46 PM   #1
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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





And here it is fitted to the tank

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It should work great. Really clean looking.
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Have checked the reactor tonight 8 days later and I'm impressed

How it started


And after 8 days this so it's clearly working well
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marty.... totally cool ! years ago i saw these very high end reactors that cost thousands,.... one day im planning on building one of these units for myself too. i just got to stumble across the right materials one day and then watch out!
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