ITC ALR 1 Algae Light Reactor
The new Algae Light Reactor (ALR1) from ITC takes an old idea and brings it right up to date. For many years reefers have used Cheato algae as a method of reducing phosphate, nitrates and organic waste levels.
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 manufacturer testing the ALR1 was run 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 substantial and nutrients - both PO4 & NO3 - were effectively lowered.
ALR 1 Specifications:
LED Power consumption 16 watts
Flow Rate 1000-1500 L/H
Inlet/outlet 5/8 inch
Dimensions 210 x 170 x 480 mm