There is no way a CA
reator is more self maintained than my Kalk
reactor in the long run. I do not have to watch for CO2
and get that filled, and both units use some kind of medium to produce the CA
. I order a few jars of Pickling lime for $1.64 each, which would have been roughly $200 in Aquarium Kalk
and have not looked back since. I too love the bigger more complex things, but sometimes you need to stop and look at what is right not what is cool. However, what was right for me turned out to be cool to me too, so I am really the lucky one!