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Got me a new toy....Ca reactor


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    ereefic - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Got me a new toy....Ca reactor

    Ahhhh, the days of filling a Kalk dripper every day or two are soon behind me. I aquired this baby in a trade with a friend of mine. Just ordered a controller today and should have this baby running later next week. :-D
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    Cool toy, something tells me the other end of the trade musta have been pretty dang good as well :D

    Just out of curiosity, any idea how long a tank of CO2 lasts in a reactor? Looks like a 5lb bottle, hopefully lasts long enough not buy the fella at Badger Gas a new caddy every couple of years....
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    ereefic - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Not sure how long it's going to last, guess it kinda depends on the demand of the system. $10 to fill it, so not too bad. And yeah, it's a 5 lb. bottle.

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    About a year or 2 on average for a 5lb bottle. Nice reactor... enjoy the dial-in period.
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    ereefic i know the felling about the kaulk drip. Maybe one day I will also invest in one of those

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    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Ereefic, You getting dialed in, yet?
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    ereefic - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    No, the pH controller won't be here till tuesday, so should have it going by the weekend.

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    I'm assuming all you will have to do is plug and play then... so, you're all plumbed in?
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    ereefic - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Yeah, it's pretty much ready to go considering there isn't much 'plumbing' to do really.

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    It's up and running. My tank pH has me a little baffled though.

    After calibrating the pH controller, the tank pH was at 8.0 about 3 hours into the lighting cycle (5 if you include the actinics). Alk. was 8.6 dkh. I buffered up my Alk. to 10.6 and the pH went to 8.1 and held there till about 1 hour after the MH's went off (actinics still on).

    Right now the reactor effluent is 40 DPM with 10 BPM. pH of the effluent is 6.8 and Alk. of the effluent is 18.6 dkh. Going to run it like that over night and adjust tomorrow.

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