The Macro Algae Reactor MAR 3181 is specially constructed to cultivate algae in seawater and plants in freshwater.
Chaetomorpha "Spaghetti Algae" is cultured by many marine aquarists to eliminate nitrates and phosphates from the aquatic biotope. It is absolutely sufficient to harvest a handful of algae from time to time to maintain the biological balance in an aquarium – an economical and easy alternative to many chemicals or resins.
Naja Grass, Najas guadalupensis, can be grown to purify freshwater systems,
such as cichlid biotopes.
TUNZE® MAR 3181 can be placed in any filter basin or next to the aquarium without external filter technology.
The water circulation in the reactor ensures the rotation of the algae culture and thus reduces the number of light sources accompanied by strong plant growth. However, additional light sources can be added to the device as needed.
For aquariums from 100 to 600 liters (25 - 160 USgal.).
Flow rate: 500 - 1,200 l/h (132 - 318 USgal.)
Energy consumption with pump: approx. 20 W
Measurements of the reactor (L x W x H): 233 x 195 x 422 mm (9.2" x 7.7" x 16.6")
With Comline® Pump 2500 electronic and Turbelle® Controller basic 7090.200.
Functions of the TUNZE® algae reactor MAR 3181:
- Cultivation of algae in seawater and plants in freshwater
- Biological detoxification of ecosystems by algae / plants
- Reduction of nitrate and phosphate content
- Filtration of the aquarium water
- Production of food supplement for fish
- Zooplankton refuge, serving as food for corals and fish
- Enrichment of the water with oxygen
The Reef Octopus Light Reactor is a natural filter which utilizes macroalgae like Chaetomorpha to absorb and remove algae-producing nutrients from your aquarium's water. As macro algae grows, it will consume nutrients in the water. Once you harvest the macro algae, the nutrients are then removed from your system.
Besides being a all natural approach to filtration, Algae reactors also provide a safe haven for copepods and Anphipods.
The Reef Octopus Light Reactor's unique triangular waterproof LED light (IP67 Certified) strip inside the reactor maximizes light exposure for the algae with 360 degree coverage, aiding growth and nutrient consumption. The close proximity of the high-output LED strip gets as much light to the macro algae as possible and quickly grows the macro algae.
Features & Benefit
Our LR Reactors are made with the most robust material to ensure that they adhere above the industry standards of keeping in shape and watertight. With our unique Triangular LEDs placement eradicating blind spots couple with optimum spectrum guarantees a quicker growth rate.
Harvest timeline can be easily controlled via the adjustable light intensifier should you wish to slow down the growth rate. Bundled with a 3 Tiers Strainer Basket to make harvesting a breeze.
Available in 2 models – LR-150, LR-200
Warranty (against manufacturing defect):
2 years* – pump motor only
1 year – all other parts
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Electrical or other Certification
Pumps (AQ) – CE & PSE certified
Lights – CE certified
The WaveReef algae reactor is a water filtering device which uses planting LED light to grow algae. In this process, undesirable chemicals are removed from the water. Algae reactor have allowed saltwater and freshwater aquarium, or, pond hobbyists the ability to operate their tanks the way that oceans and lakes operate: using natural filtration in the form of primary production.