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- Jun 11, 2018
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Looks a nice bit of kit, how does it stack up to the dastaco?I’ve mentioned calcium reactors before and I still haven’t decided wether to get one. The Apex DOS units, and I have 2, have been assigned to automatic water changes for both systems, so if I go down the dosing route I’ll either need to get some more or something like the Kamoer which I have now.
The main concern with dosing, is the volume of solutions required and constantly making it up, and of course the ongoing cost of the foundation elements. The calcium reactor once set up requires little adjustment, and of course will add all foundation elements and some trace elements from the dissolving coral skeletons, maybe with the addition of some magnesium additives mixed in.
The principal of a calcium reactor looks sound and especially for a large system that will be heavily stocked with corals. If I get one I think I’m going to get the Deltec Twin Tech Calcium Reactor 3000 as it seems to pretty much automate everything, with very little maintenance. But, it’s also expensive.
This is a good video and review of it, and having watched it, with the various parts explained, it looks relatively simple as the computer controls it. It does look a bit scary though! Lol
I’ve never used one before, but it’s not going into a mature system, it’s a new system so I can learn to use it slowly as the tank grows. So it’s not like I’m taking a risk with an existing tank by changing methods and upsetting everything as I learn if you see what I mean.
I don’t know to be honest but having just looked at it it’s not as readily available here in the UK and also I have a few of the boys at DD available if I need their help, some of whom are ‘tank masters’.Looks a nice bit of kit, how does it stack up to the dastaco?
I think I’m just going to get one Pancho.Several people use Ca rectors, especially in large systems, I assume you would be fine with one Shaun.
With a tank the size of your new one it’s a no brainer to go with a CaRx.... just which one do you choose? I think both of the Deltec and dastaco would work fine and you won’t be disappointed with either..I don’t know to be honest but having just looked at it it’s not as readily available here in the UK and also I have a few of the boys at DD available if I need their help, some of whom are ‘tank masters’.
There isn’t that much difference in price ‘in the scheme of things’ and also with the reef builders review and it’s new technology I’m still inclined to get the Twin Tech to be honest if I get one.
The alkalinity consumption on the S650 is currently 250ml per day of Red Sea Foundation B powder so multiply that by 4 x water volume and you can see were I’m coming from, and why I’m seriously looking at these.
I think I’m going to get the Twin Tech. From the review of it, it looks relatively straight forward and easy to use and I can ask the DD masters if I need any help as well.With a tank the size of your new one it’s a no brainer to go with a CaRx.... just which one do you choose? I think both of the Deltec and dastaco would work fine and you won’t be disappointed with either..
The S650 is saying to get water in the new one... it is tired.So this morning, very early I checked the sump of the S650 to make sure all was well, and thought I’ll just turn the protein skimmer up a bit as not much Skim was being produced.
I settled down for a cup of tea..... Shaun Shaun come quick to the fish tank!!!
Skimmer overflowing into the 5 litre container, return section nearly empty and bubbles filling the tank.........
Shaun ***, stop messing with things!!! Lol
Oh and the skimmer nearly wouldn’t start back up, but then it’s past it’s full body ‘annual’ clean so it’s about time I cleaned it!