Lets see those Calcium Reactors?

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  1. FLSharkvictim

    FLSharkvictim Marine Conservationists R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers West Palm Beach Reefer Build Thread Contributor

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    I am currently in the process of installing my new SCA- Rimless 150 & I am in the market for a new Calcium reactor. i would love to hear your thoughts and opinions especially if you have one of these reactors running on your display currently? Also, maybe share some pictures of how you have yours set up!! I will be also buying the Carbondoser electronic CO2 reg w/ John Guest fitting as well for what ever reactor i decide to go with. Here are the reactors that I have narrowed it down to.

    Reef Octo CR140 5.5 Dual Calcium Reactor
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    Vertex RX-C 6D Calcium Reator
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    Geo Reef CR612 Calcium reactor
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    Ultra Reef USC 160
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  2. DeniseAndy

    DeniseAndy Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I think I have a pic of mine. calrx.jpgThis is a very old pic indeed. My sump is now in basement and the pump is a blueline, not the Little Giant. Still the same except the tubing that I replace yearly. :)
     
  3. ca1ore

    ca1ore Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award CTARS Member Reef Tank 365 R2R TV Featured Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Impressive that you are still running the old little giant pump. My Pro-Cal is close to 20 years old and I replaced the pump long ago ..... and have heavily modified it to handle a larger tank. It's now a three stage ... CO2 reaction chamber, large rubble chamber and the a CO2 scrubbing chamber. Unit is fed via a masterflex peri pump.

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    DeniseAndy Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    No, the little giant died. I have a blue line on it. I have had this reactor running for 12 years and it was bought used. Just great equipment. I have made a few adjustments and replaced some minor things things.
     
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    Pm 622. 2nd co2 chamber is the tall 4 inch pvc pipe behind it.

    Running at about 80ml/m with 6.55ph

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