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Old 03-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #1711
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Ain't broke don't fix it. The co2 bit concerns me personally, lowering ph and then raising it... Sounds like I'd screw it up hard.
Leaning in that direction. The 2 part is way easy.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #1712
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I purchased a few calcium reactors over the years, but never set them up. I ended up reselling them. If I was having a problem keeping parameters stable, I would go the bulk additives route. A pair of dosing pumps hooked to a couple timers should work fine.
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Been using a dual channel dosing pump for years, saw this reactor for sale and became curious.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:56 PM   #1714
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I use a korallin kalkcreator (calcium reactor) and love it. Set it and forget it. Once adjusted it requires no maintenance except to change the media every six months or so. I like it so much I'm setting up the same on my frag system.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:01 AM   #1715
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Isn't the controller, probe calibration and filling the C02 tank a pain?
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:51 AM   #1716
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Isn't the controller, probe calibration and filling the C02 tank a pain?
The controller is easy to setup. I use the digital aquatics Reefkeeper units and once you learn it there's nothing to it. I must say I hate the probe calibration but once again that I do twice yearly so its not too bad if I look at it like that. As far as the Co2 I had two 20# tanks already in my garage and the korallin unit is so efficient most reviews I read before I made my decision to purchase it said a 5# tank lasted 18-24 moths so I feel I should get a few years out of each tank Besides, I am at welding supply places all the time for work and where I live there are dozens near me so again its not a pain at all. Co2 is pretty cheap too, maybe $45 or so for my big tanks. It's the equipment cost up front that gets you but in the long run its gotta be much more economical than dosing I would think.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:04 AM   #1717
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I decided to take the day off from my normal monday pwc etc and go fishing instead ,so back off to work i went where some of " the boys" chartered out one of our 80 foot sportfishers fior a jaunt over the border (mexico) for some some california yellowtail fishing...the weather was beautiful, the company was great the beer was ice cold and we found some fish too!!
Pictured is me with a thirty pounder , one of two for me.., we ended up with 21 yellowtails for 18 of us.... Now itll be back to the real world today to do all my normal chores including my tanks pwc making up new rodi water etc.., my tank still seems to be humming right along without any major catastrophes as of late..,
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When your livestock grows or you add to it, your calcium reactor must be adjusted, just like your dosing amounts must be changed. 6 of them, half dozen of another.

Wow Dary....is that in your freezer, or did you release?
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When your livestock grows or you add to it, your calcium reactor must be adjusted, just like your dosing amounts must be changed. 6 of them, half dozen of another.

Wow Dary....is that in your freezer, or did you release?
Saving the " slabs" to smoke em later on.. Smoked yellowtail is delicious.... Just gotta buy some more propane for the smoker ... Life is good !
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A foot of snow here....drat!
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