Common questions What is a Sulphur reactor?

What is a Sulphur reactor?

What is a Sulphur reactor?

The Sulphur reactor is a ready to use filtration system for aquaria to remove nitrates from fresh and sea water. Nitrate emerges from the decomposition of organic substances, i.e. remaining feed, excrements, dead plants, algae and micro organism. The water should flow upwards through the filter.

How does a nitrate reactor work?

Sulfur nitrate reactors use small beads of elemental sulfur in a contact chamber. Water is introduced at the bottom of the chamber very slowly, exiting at the top. As the water slowly rises, oxygen is removed, making the water anaerobic farther up in the contact chamber.

Does a carbon reactor remove nitrates?

This naturally reduces your nitrates and phosphates. For, those with persistently high nitrates, carbon dosing can be a good solution. Using biopellets, such as Brightwell Aquatics Katalyst or TwoLittleFishies NPX Bioplastics, in a media reactor is a method of carbon dosing that is easy to implement and effective.

Does Gfo help with nitrates?

You should be aware that this product will not remove nitrates, so you’ll have to use other means to achieve that. It can, though, do a good job of lowering phosphates, which can help limit undesirable algal growth while promoting better coral growth in your aquarium.

What does a Biopellet reactor do?

What Are Biopellets? Biopellets are a biodegradable polymer that is made from bacteria. They act like steroids for the beneficial bacteria in your system. By pumping water from your system into a biopellet reactor we are creating a controllable, food-filled house where bacteria can live and reproduce.

How does a phosphate reactor work?

A phosphate reactor is a useful filtration add-on often employed for the small reef aquarium. Without a phosphate reactor, phosphate levels would naturally rise, as phosphates are a byproduct of fish foods. Unchecked, they can rise to levels that are deleterious to any organism that relies on calcification.