calcium reactor

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  1. Beachball

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    Hey Guys

    i have a 1200l system and looking for a calcium reactor anyone got one or know of a shop that has a promotion please let me know!!!

    Thanks :thumbup:
     
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  3. Tony

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    Are you looking for a Kalk stirrer ot CARX?
     
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    thanks for the reply

    I am not really sure maybe you can advise me what are the pro's and con's.

    at the moment i am using a manual drip method with kalkwasser.

    Thanks:whistling:
     
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    IMO

    CaRx is an easy way to dose your tank with Calcium, but it will effect your pH downwards due to the CO² creating Carbonic Acid.

    Kalk Reactor will dose your tank with Calcium as well, but works differently to the CaRx. It normally works through your auto-top up system. Due to it working through your ATS you need to be careful that it is always operating 100%, cause if the ATS switch gets stuck in the on position you can wipe out your tank. It will basically flood the tank with a very high pH solution.

    There are are loads of systems that run both reactors. The idea here is the Kalk reactor neutralises the effect of the low ph from the CaRx.

    There is also the very simple method of slurry dosing. You basically make up a Kalk slurry and dump it in the tank in a high flow area, 2 or 3 times a week.

    Make sure you have the right quantity of slurry mixture for your size tank so you don't harm your LS, with a big pH swing.
     
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    You can hook a kalk stirrer upm to a p.H monitor instead of an ATO and get the same benefits of a CARX at a fraction of the price. You can use powder calcium carbonate instead of Kalk. How's that.
     
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    Thanks guys

    It sounds like it would be more beneficial to use a kalkwasser reactor!

    So let me get this right with a kalkwasser unit there is no need for any extras like co2 bottles and regulators, which will be more cost effective.

    :yeahdude::yeahdude:
     
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    Where do you get Calcium carbonate?
     
  9. Tony

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    From Glassworld. The last time I bought it was about R50-60 rand per kilo
     
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