In this video I am going to take you through my weekly routine on how I clean my Pax Bellum ARID algae reactor and harvest the chaeto. I am then going to turn it over to Tristan Wilson, the owner of Pax Bellum, so he can demonstrate the proper way to swap out a light tube.


The new light tubes from Pax Bellum won’t craze and crack like the old ones. They will get scratched and lose toughness with age but shouldn’t crack or craze. Tristan expects a longer life cycle with the new versions but still recommends changing out the light tube after 10-12 months due to scratches.

ARID Algae Reactor Care – Step by Step Guide


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