GFO & Carbon Reactor – Dual
The Dual GFO and Carbon Reactor features several distinct advantages over other brands.
- Transparent media cartridge allows for clear viewing of reactor media
- Heavy duty plastic construction.
- High quality easy to use push- connect swivel fittings.
- Easy to operate, clean and maintain.
- High quality ball valve for precise tuning.
- Ability to run carbon and GFO at the same time.
- 3 Ft. sections of tubing
- Holds three cups of carbon (Aprox. 300g) or two cups of GFO (Aprox 290g) per canister
- Not for use with Biopellet Media
- Dimensions: 14.5″H x 14″W x 5″
- Pump (optional) and media sold separately
Phosphorous is often present in excess in reef aquaria, and that excess has the potential to cause at least two substantial problems for reef keepers. The first is that phosphate is often a limiting nutrient for algae growth, so when elevated it can permit excessive growth of undesirable algae. The second is that it can directly inhibit calcification by corals and coralline algae. Because most reef keepers don’t want either of these things to happen, they strive to keep phosphorus levels under control. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to keep phosphorus concentrations at acceptable levels and using a phosphate reactor with high quality phosphate removing media is one option.
Many commercial phosphate binders are used in reef aquaria. Many of these are inorganic solids that bind phosphate onto their surfaces. One common type is aluminum oxide (such as Seachem’s PhosGuard™ and Kent’s Phosphate Sponge™). Another common type is iron oxide hydroxide (such as ROWA®phos, PhosBan®and Salifert Phosphate Killer™). These materials primarily bind inorganic orthophosphate, but they may bind some organic materials as well.