• Aquarium Specialty to Distribute Triton Aquatics Products

    Aquarium Specialty and Triton Aquatics have teamed up to distribute the Bluefin Media Reactors (made in the USA).


    Image Shown: Bluefin BP600 Reactor (for use with NP Biopellets)

    BR600 Biopellet Reactor

    Scott & Steve met at MACNA this year and both quickly realized that each company had products that would easily complement the other.  On the fly Steve agreed to try out PO4x4 and NP Biopellets in their Bluefin reactors at MACNA and the result was a perfect match.  The unique patient pending Pelton designed base plate perfectly complemented the use of NP Biopellets and PO4x4.  Without any moving parts and Pelton baseplate design, the Bluefin reactors are the perfect match for NP Biopellets and PO4x4.  With the flow properly dialed in there is no need to use sponges with PO4x4 and for some aquarists that has sometimes been an issue.  By simply adding a ball or gate valve between a properly sized feed pump and the reactor, you can slowly increase the flow rate until the PO4x4 media begins to fluidize in the bottom 2/3 of the reactor.

    Pelton Design


    About Triton Aquatics:

    From the time he set up his first freshwater tank as a young teen, Steve Lutz has had a fascination with aquariums. He was always looking for cutting edge products to enhance his systems and began building his own equipment, and his first tank, as a young man. In addition to his love of fish, he also had precision machining skills that were in high demand. In 2005, he established Triton Aquatics where he was able to combine his hobby and his skills to create custom aquarium equipment for wholesale and retail sales in the Midwest. He envisioned a line of products that would appeal to the most dedicated of hobbyists and customized equipment for the commercial aquarium industry. The first product Steve designed and manufactured for The Bluefin Series was the BlueFin reactor, which has evolved into an in demand product of assorted sizes and colors. 

    Steve is recognized for his problem solving and design abilities in the machining industry. His career in industrial design and engineering has spanned over 40 years due to his keen knowledge of industrial machinery, most notably his unmatched skill in CNC machining. Steve is also proficient in AutoCAD and other engineering design programs. He has done work for the smallest machine shops to large corporations like General Motors, Boeing and Ridge Tool. Steve is very proud to say that he has made parts for the U.S. military, too. He has established strong business relationships in both the manufacturing and aquarium industries which enable him to access professional input as needed.

    Mazak CNC

    The goal at Triton Aquatics is to continue to make flexible products that can adapt to rapid advances in the aquarium industry. Designed with ease of use in mind and a clean modern look, each product is made of heavy duty materials that can stand the test of time under the wear and tear of aquarium conditions. Products are developed and manufactured in a 12,000 square foot fabrication and manufacturing facility. Triton Aquatics utilizes modern day machining equipment such as MAZAK CNCs and a staff of experienced machinists. In order to ensure that his finished product meets the high standard Steve has set in the manufacturing industry, he has created his own plastic injection molds. This is not only cost effective for the end-user but also allows Steve to quickly adapt designs to fit the needs of current and future equipment modifications. Because machining is done in house using high quality raw materials, Triton Aquatics is able to offer high quality, high performance products at affordable prices. Steve Lutz was once an aquarium hobbyist just like you. He was able to take the love of his hobby, desire to create an authentic environment for his fish, and incomparable machinist skills to create reliable products that meet his high standards. They’ll meet yours, too.

    • Mark Corona

      The Bluefin reactors look very interesting. I have not been able to find any specs on the physical size though. I have a 200 gal tank but the absolute height I can use is 24″.