Calcium reactor vs. 2 part with dosing dump.

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  1. urban coral farmer

    urban coral farmer Active Member

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    As the title states im looking for opinions on both dosing options. Not sure if if a calcium reactor would be needed for my 25 gallon AIO as i am geting by manually dosing 2 part but i really like the consistency it allows for. I have a nano sized calcium reactor and a Reekeeper lite priced at about 550 for everything i would need. The intial price is a punch to the neither region so im hoping in the long run it would be cheaper to run.

    So far the pros i have for the calcium reactor are.

    - consistency
    - now i have a reason to run a controller
    - possibly cheaper in the long run

    Dosing pump pros.
    -cheaper at start up
    -less room taken up in my stand.

    Any input would be great.
     
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  2. Hausser

    Hausser Active Member

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    In my opinion it all depends on what is in your tank. Another is are you planning on upgrading later on? I have an 80 gallon and run a calcium reactor and I only have a few corals, my corals are SPS, chalice and monti. I will never run a doser again and if you tank is mostly SPS and chalices and monti like mine I would run a calcium reactor.
     
  3. urban coral farmer

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    I have a mixed reef but i have 6 sps frags and 1 decent colony of birds of paradise. Im planning on adding a few more sps to the mix to fill out the uper portion of the tank.
     
  4. vic5hands

    vic5hands Well-Known Member

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    I run both a doser and calcium reactor on a 210 sps dominated
     
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