Poseidon Reef Systems

PhytoTank Macroalgae Chaeto Reactor

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Eliminate phosphate and nitrate from your reef tank using the PhytoTank Macroalgae Reactor!  Growing chaeto macroalgae in a PhytoTank is a natural and effective way to remove phosphate and nitrate. Set up the PhytoTank Chaeto reactor by installing a small pump in your sump (do not exceed 250 g/hr) that will pump water from your system, through the reactor, and then back into your sump. The hose barbs fit tubing with a 1/2 inch inside diameter. Remove 75% of your chaeto once the reactor is full to export the nitrate and phosphate consumed by the macroalgae.

PhytoTank Macroalgae Reactor Specifications

Height 12"
Diameter 6"
Weight (when empty) 1lb 16 ounces
Working Volume Volume: 3.5 Liters (118 ounces)
Hose Barb Size Fits tubing with 1/2" ID (inside diameter)
Material Glass and Rubber
Power Supply 110V

*Important Notes*
The PhytoTankLED system is NOT waterproof. Do NOT submerge your PhytoTank. Wipe the PhytoTank with a damp cloth to clean. Keep power supply and power cords away from water. Create a drip loop with your power cord to prevent water from contacting the electronics.

More Information
UPC 651137771778
Reactor Placement External
Total Volume 3.5 Liters
Pump Included No
Output Size 0.5" (1/2 in.)
Tubing Inside Diameter 1/2 in. (0.5" / 12.7mm)
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Product Questions

Does this not need any other lighting..i only see a bright white
.will.that be an optimal growin condition
Question by: Ronald Magwood-blackwood on Apr 18, 2023, 5:54 PM
The white light will definitely grow the macroalgae! No other lighting needed!
Answer by: Alexander Reinartz (BRS Staff) on May 11, 2023, 3:48 PM
Would I be able to run this on a canister filter? Inline?
Question by: Christopher Ruiz on Aug 18, 2022, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the question! This can absolutely be done, just ensure the canister filter is at around 200GPH output and it should work out perfectly to have this in line after the canister filter. Please let us know if we can help with anything else!
Answer by: Kyle Thomas (BRS Staff) on Aug 19, 2022, 8:21 AM
What is the reccomended pump?
Question by: Calvin Carrier on Jul 30, 2022, 5:03 PM
Since the PhytoTank requires less than 250 gallons per hour, you can use https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/newa-maxi-multi-use-powerhead-pump-mp1200-295-gph.html.
Answer by: Scott F. (BRS Staff) on Aug 3, 2022, 3:54 PM