calcium reactor

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by badbiker, 11 May 2010.

  1. badbiker

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    Hi


    In here (DXB) I searched every where to get calcium reactor but unfortunately no one selling it so I'd like to know is calcium reactor important to our tanks or it's some thing additional. if yes is there any other method of adding calcium to tank
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    BadBiker - a Calcium Reactor is an "addition" and "nice to have"....... The calcium requirements of the tank depends on the amount of hard/SPS and LPS corals you have. If you have many, then they will deplete the calcium in the water, quicker than what you can replace, when doing water changes..... then you need to look at either manual calcium additive dosing, or getting a calcium reactor.....
     
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    on top of what Jacques has said, u can add calcium via suppliments in a liquid form or a pwder form as well
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the advantage of a calcuim reactor is that it can keep water parameters where alk and ph are concerned very stable when it is running optimally.. manual additions of these additives are also very successful where balancing your chemistry is concerned and many of the members here still dose manually and will argue that a cal reactor is not necessary.

    my opinion is that it is a nice add on, (like jaques says) and is more a piece of equipment that you buy if your calcuim demand is high and being depleted quickly. by using one of these units you elininate the spike that the manually adding creates.
     
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