We took delivery this week of some Cubic Reactors. These high end fluidised reactors are suitable for biopellets and phosphate remover for nutrient control and helping eliminate nuisance algae.
‘Cubic Media Reactors are amongst the most versatile available. They can be used with sponges in to fluidise small particle medias like phosphate removers or sand for biological filtration. It is also possible to remove the sponges from our reactors, this gives you the option to fluidise products like “biopellets” which can quickly clog a sponge with the bacterial mulm they produce.
Our reactors are supplied with 20mm PVC pipe fittings and barrel unions which gives you the option to ‘hard plumb’ them into your system inline (on a bypass system) with your return pump. This removes the need to have to use a separate pump to run the reactor. 2x hose barb fittings are supplied along with the reactor. These can be glued in place if you prefer to use rubber hose.
There is a small cap attached to the lid of the reactor, this can be used to cover the central pipe when filling the media chamber. The reactor lid is attached using thumb screws. We believe this is the safest way to seal the reactor, it also allows you to run it at the higher pressures encountered when running the reactor inline with your return pump.’ – Cubic
Deliveries arrived of sps and lps corals which have been selling well. These included some unusual coloured euphyllia and lots of different acropora.
The reef shop frag tank is fully stocked, new frags this week include bright metallic green hammer frags, lobophyllia, toadstools, gorgonians, staghorn acropora and rare coloured zoanthids.
Also new this week are the Oceanlife Overflow Systems.
‘With its extremely compact size and attractive design, the Oceanlife Overflow System fits seamlessly into the tank, leaving full space to the inhabitants, without resorting to the use of unsightly overflow columns. For a given size of the tank, the animals will enjoy much more space and the tank will appear much more natural and pleasant. It is natively suitable for glasses from 8 to 20 mm without needs of changes. The pipes are in the back of the tank, facilitating maintenance and cleaning. The cleaning is very simple, just turn and remove the front grille, which can then be cleaned with ease and without having to stop the return pump.’ – Oceanlife
Our shop improvements are continuing with our new quarantine system tanks which were installed this week. Each now incorporates a UV filter as an imporovement on our old system. Next on our improvement schedule is to replace our current ‘critter boxes’ with a new, larger, two tier system.