The new Algae Light Reactor from ITC takes an old idea and brings it right up to date. For many years Reef Keepers have used Cheato Algae as a method of exporting Phosphate, Nitrates and organic wastes.
By bringing the Algae into a contained space and properly lighting it with Led from all sides, allows optimal growth conditions and in turn optimal export of wastes. This big increase in efficiency really makes the most effective use of an algae bed we have seen. It quickly consumes Nitrate and Phosphate improving water quality and increasing oxygen.
During our own testing we ran the ALR1 on a reverse light cycling turning the reactor on during the time the aquarium lights were off. This method helps to increase and stabilise your aquariums pH, raises the redox, and consumes exhaled CO2 from the corals. The Algae growth was very good and nutrients both PO4 & NO3 were effectively lowered.