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    Grey Seas Aquatics’ DIY Media Reactor Kit

    Grey Seas Aquatics is hoping their new Media Reactor DIY kits will entice post-holiday shoppers with their low pricing–but unlike competing reactios, some assembly is required. The reactor kit includes all the parts you need to assemble your own reverse flow media reactor. GSA estimates build time to be one hour, over two days to […]

    Grey Seas Aquatics is hoping their new Media Reactor DIY kits will entice post-holiday shoppers with their low pricing–but unlike competing reactios, some assembly is required. The reactor kit includes all the parts you need to assemble your own reverse flow media reactor. GSA estimates build time to be one hour, over two days to allow curing time for the glue. Via their instruction manual, GSA-Owner Daniel Lichens writes:

    The primary design goal with this project was to create an extremely durable, external fluidized reactor that was easy to put together for the first time builder and provided nice looks, adaptability, and easy maintenance all with a fantastic price tag.  I wanted to simplify the design as much as possible and eliminate as many unnecessary parts to keep things straight forward.  Emphasis was put on thick 3/8” thick flanges and base that give the reactor a nice heavy duty feeling about it and will provide a nearly unlimited life.  Lastly, I wanted to size the reactor so it could be used on a wide variety of tank sizes for various applications; final specs allow for up to 5 cups of media to be fluidized in the reactor.

    At $59 shipped the price may be attractive to the DIY friendly reefer, but for those wishing for a plug and play model this is not your reactor of choice. For $20 to $30 more Vertex and Precision Marine offer similarly sized models that are ready to go out of the box and have feature easy screw off lids. Whether you’re a DIY-reefer or not, it’s nice to see a new domestic product on the market.

    [GSA]

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