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Pax Bellum ARID C36 Macro-algae Reactor
Product code: 8010
Item No. RG-PB-C36
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Pax Bellum ARID C36 Macro-algae Reactor
- Recommended size Aquarium: 300-1000US gal.
- Recommended Flow Rate: 600-1000 gph.
- ChamberMaterial: PVC
- Footprint: 13" x12"
- Height: 36"
- Inlet/Outlet portsize: 1" FNPT
- Power consumption: 42Watts (Theincludedpower supply canaccept90-240vac,50/60hzinput.Swapping power cords allows this reactor to work worldwide, ask aboutcountry specific power cords)
The concept of using macroalgae as a method of nutrient export is not new. However,the introduction of the ARID (AlgaeRemediationIlluminated Device)theoriginal,patentedmacroalgae reactorby Pax Bellum is a quantum leap forward. This ingeniousdevice utilizes macroalgae (specifically Chaetomorpha) to function as atunablenutrient exportmechanism. The unique design of the ARID incorporates a coaxial LEDlight tube to maximize light penetration and efficiency.
The tube and flange designofthe device serves to isolate the algae from atmosphericCO2, which effectivelylimits the carbonsource for the algae toonlythat which isrespired by organisms within the aquarium.This is a self regulating feature andeliminates organic carbon buildup(yellowing of the water).The ARID isanalogoustoalung for the aquarium, bysupersaturatingthe aquarium with oxygen createdby thealgaeduring its respirationwhileremovingexcess CO2. Pax Bellum recommendsrunning the ARID on a "reverse daylight" cycle (i.e.; opposite of the display aquarium)which helps tobalance the natural day/night pH swingthat occur, and tomaintainhigh dissolved oxygenlevels throughout the night when the display aquarium lightingis off and photosynthesis has ceased.
TheARIDis capable ofTargeting SpecificNutrient(s) for Export. In the reefaquarium the mainconcern is balancing the nutrients N:P:K:C, with the goal oflimitingphosphate(P).Usually never in short supply,Potassium (K) and carbon (C) arenotdosed. However,Nitrogen (N) can become depletedrapidly by the growth of algae,causing growth to stall. To keep the algae growing, the aquarist should dose the,“Nitrogen+Molybdenum”solutionthat came withtheARIDreactor,at a rate tomaintaintheratio of NO3 to PO4ata minimum of 20:1 and ideally at100:1(example;3ppmNO3to0.03ppm PO4). Maintaining this ratio will allow the Chaetomorpha or macro-algae of choice to continue to grow until phosphate levels reach the minimum cut off forgrowth at 0.02ppm.
Usethe ARIDwith theTriton Method:One of the reasons we love thisproduct is dueto the fact that it is satisfies the need for the algae component when running the TritonMethod. This method relies heavily on algae as the heart of the filtration system.Nutrients, namely No3 and Po4 are largely kept in check by an algaecomponentroughly 15-20% of the system volume.For aquarists that currently lack the space orability to incorporate a large algae filter in their existing or new setup, this upright,sealed unit offers an excellent alternative. Because of the fast growingnature ofChaetomorpha algaeespecially in this reactor, we recommend placing it in the upperhalf,if placing other algae in the same unit.Use the ARID with aCalcium Reactor. PurchasetheCa injectionassembly(CaReactor FeedandInjection Assembly)thiscompact manifoldthreads directly into thewater inlet on the base of the ARID n24, c30, c36 and inlinewith tubingon the n18. Theassembly can be installed or removed at any time by the aquarist. Thisoptionalkitsendswaterdirectlyto a Ca reactor or peristaltic pump supplying the Ca reactor,andreceiveseffluent from the Ca reactor. This is accomplishedby separating thehigh andlow pressureports by a user preset valve.The effluent coming from the calcium reactorpasses through theincludeddrip counter,and then enters the low pressure side of thecalcium injection assemblywhereitmixes with the bulk of the water entering the ARID,makingcontact with the macro-algae where it isstripped of excess CO2 andPO4before entering the reef system. Thisoptional kitcanincrease the growth rateofyour macroalgae and with itthe nutrient uptakerateand dissolved oxygen production.This unit comes with the quick disconnect fittings,Allen key tool,and starter solutions250ml Fe+Mn and1000ml N+Mo.Algae and Pumparenotincluded.
c36Ca Feed & Injection Assembly
Use the ARID with aCalcium Reactor.TheCa injectionassembly(Ca Reactor FeedandInjection Assembly)is acompact manifoldthatthreads directly into the water inleton the base of the ARIDc36. The assembly can be installed or removed at any time bythe aquarist. Thisoptionalkitsendswaterdirectlyto a Ca reactor,or peristaltic pumpsupplying the Ca reactor,andreceiveseffluent from the Ca reactor. This isaccomplishedby separating thehigh and low pressureports by a user preset valve.Theeffluent coming from the calcium reactor passes through theincludeddrip counter,andthen enters the low pressure side of the calcium injection assemblywhereitmixes withthe bulk of the water entering the ARID,makingcontact with the macro-algae where it isstripped of excess CO2 andPO4before entering the reef system. Thisoptional kitcanincrease the growth rateof your macroalgae and with itthe nutrient uptakerateand dissolved oxygen production.Includes;manifold ,drip counter,and 4 restrictiondiscs.Note; omit disc when using with a peristaltic pump.Specifications:Compatible ARID models:c36Inlet/Outlet port sizes:Calciumreactor supply and effluent ports (1/8” fnpt ,1/8”mnpt x1/4"push fitting); system water supply ports(1”mnpt x1”fnpt
Replacementpower supply for the ARIDc36: output 12vdc @5amps,60Watts;universal input90-240vac,50/60hz.Swapping power cords allows this power supply towork worldwide. Power cord is not included.
The replacementlinerforyourc36chamber,maintaineasiercleaningwhilerestoringthe light reflectivity of your chamber walls for optimal macroalgae growth rates.Liners have a spiral cut to make them self adjusting to variations inchamber diameters.Made from FDA approved polymers the LED array facing side has a bright white lowenergy surface that is difficult for organisms to attach to. The chamber wall facing sideis matte for increased surface adhesion so it stays put.Expectedlifespan of each liner is up to 1 year.Includes;1spiral cut line.
c36Diffuser Disc 3pk
Thec36diffuser disc 3pkis a replacement component for thec36ARID reactorconsisting off,3 diffuser discs, 6 disc retainer rings, and 10 spiral strands. Polymersused,are highly resistant to impact, thermal cycling stress,cracking,and have a longtrack record of use in the marine environment.
Replacementlid to flange O-ring sealfor the ARID c36
Replacement LED array for the ARIDc36.This is the light engine of the ARID reactor.The array has an output of42w of full spectrum light kept cool with an integratedthermal management using heat pipe technology. Power supply and power cord soldseparately.
Replacementlidfor the ARIDc36consisting of; clear acrylic lid and elbow withquickdisconnectfitting installed.
Thec36light sleeve is a replacement component for thec36ARID reactor consistingoff, the clear polymer protective light sleeve and Uniseal. Thelight sleeveis a highwear component and we recommend replacing it yearly for optimal light transmissionand durability. Polymers used havebetter than90% light transmission,are highlyresistant to impact, thermal cycling stress,cracking,and have a long track record of usein the marine environment.
Item No. RG-PB-C36