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dosing vs calcium reactor ??

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Topic: dosing vs calcium reactor ??
Posted By: backwards32
Subject: dosing vs calcium reactor ??
Date Posted: June 13 2018 at 9:34am
I have been running a calcium reactor for 6 months or so now and it really took a while to get it tuned in and running correctly. I just ran out of CO2 and I am trying to decide if I want to keep with the reactor or try just dosing 2 part.

What are the pros and cons to each?

what experiences have you had with either one?

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Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: June 13 2018 at 10:37am
I run both. The reactor for maintaining a constantly dosed amount to reduce fluctuations and a dosing put to allow for increases when needed.

This makes it nice for when I'm not at home I can just have someone test and then I can adjust it remotely using my Apex if needed without having to tell someone how much to add or worry about them dumping too much in at once.

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Posted By: backwards32
Date Posted: June 15 2018 at 2:03pm
the CO2 tank I got with my system is for medical purposes only so no one will refill it for me. anyone have one for sale or know where to get one

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Posted By: badfinger
Date Posted: June 15 2018 at 2:52pm
Amazon sells co2 thanks. Sometimes they have to be recertified.

I have used both. Switched to calcium reactor, I will never go back to dosing. With dosing you are chasing both numbers.

With calcium reactor, you really only need to worry about alk.

Don't do the drip method either. Steady stream and adjust the ph in reactor accordingly to match tank demands

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Date Posted: June 15 2018 at 2:55pm
Nick tenny had a couple tanks for sale.

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