Calcium reactor or doser

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Good day all I am starting a new 2 meter tank transfer everything from my 950x950 cube been running 5 years through question is calucum reactor or doser than you
 
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It depends on what you prefer, a well set up CARX while expensive initially, and once dialed in properly, trumps dosing, especially with high demand tanks.
 
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If you don't mind mixing up for balling then go with the dosing. A calcium reactor is really nice but outlay is expensive! Having said that, a Calcium reactor is far easier in my opinion. I also only test parameters monthly as it's almost set and forget. I personally battled with balling as the magnesium was hardly being consumed in my tank and my ratios were always put and I had to test often. With the CaRX I just measure dKH once a month and the other parameters I hardly ever measure.
 
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Also, I feel most of the success I have had is due to me investing in a decent continuing dosing pump for ensuring a constant flow of water in and out of the system. It was a massive problem to get a proper constant flow with the other two common methods which are to siphon water into the reactor, and using a return pump. Both absolutely sucked at regulating flow properly through the system as the pipe gets blocked or restricted. no issue at all with the continuous dosing pump. I got the Kamoer fx-stp pump for fairly cheap on amazon. A decent quality regulator is important too. I have a saga regulator, which is good quality, but not great for fine tuning bubble count. Hope this helps...
 
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