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Category Archives: Reactors

Tank Hacks: Easy Upgrades for Your Innovative Marine Fusion Peninsula 20

In this video we’re going to take the IM 20 gallon Peninsula Tank and deck it out with some of our favorite gear in order to show you guys how these tanks can provide the perfect platform to build the nano tank of your dreams.

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The Complete Guide to Hang-On Equipment for Your Reef Tank

Sumps can be bulky, expensive and require a bit of plumbing experience to set up correctly. That is precisely why hang-on style aquarium equipment can be a real lifesaver!

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Accel Aquatics Biopellet Media Reactors: What YOU Need To Know

Accel Aquatics BioPellet Reactors are a popular choice for nitrate reduction! They have an inverted conical bottom and top-fed flow accelerator design to prevent media from clumping together or settling at the bottom.

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Innovative Marine MiniMax Sump Media Reactor: What YOU Need to Know

The MiniMax Sump Reactor is designed to eliminate the clutter that is typical with most filter media reactors. The pump is included and flow is adjustable. Perfect for carbon, GFO, or biopllets!

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Build an inexpensive Macroalgae Reactor to reduce Nitrate and Phosphate

As hobbyist we are always exploring new and better ways to export nutrients from our aquariums to give our fish and coral the cleanest water possible. Growing macro algae in a refugium is a tried and true method that many of us utilize. As the macro algae grows, it consumes nitrates and phosphates. Once you […]

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AquaMaxx Fluidized Filter Media Reactors: What YOU Need to Know

Using a fluidized media reactor is the best way to employee filter media in your aquarium. In a bag, there is often a lot of bypass as water simply travels around the outside of the bag.   In a reactor, water is actively pushed through all the media at the optimum flow rates: making it […]

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How to Tune a Calcium Reactor to Meet Calcium & Alkalinity Demands

Tuning your calcium reactor can be a little frustrating, especially if you have never set one up before. In this video we are going to show you how to dial in your calcium reactor to help get your SPS corals growing as fast as possible and to provide some helpful insight into how a calcium […]

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Introducing AquaMaxx FR-Series Media Reactors

AquaMaxx FR-SE GFO Carbon and Biopellet Hang-On Filter Media Reactor Unlike other media reactors in this class that are made of plastic, the AquaMaxx FR-SE is made of durable, high quality cast-acrylic. The FR-SE Reactor is great for use with Carbon, GFO and even Biopellets. It is compact enough to be used on nano reef aquariums, but its large reaction […]

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Lower Nitrate (and Phosphate) with BioPellets

Looking at these little plastic pellets, it is difficult to imagine how they actually lower nitrate (and phosphate to a small extent) in a reef aquarium! Well, in reality, it is bacteria that does the real work, but biopellets are the catalyst your tank needs to heavily produce this bacteria. Today we are going to […]

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How to Install and Use a Kalkwasser Reactor to Maintain Calcium & Alkalinity in a Reef Tank

Maintaining proper calcium and alkalinity levels is crucial in a reef tank because these are the major elements corals need to grow. Using kalkwasser is a great way to maintain these levels. In aquariums with lower calcium demands, kalkwasser is often sufficient to be the only source of calcium supplementation. In aquariums with higher calcium […]

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