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Many of the other kalkwasser reactors available use a mixing pump to vigorously mix the kalkwasser at periodic junctions. This creates a highly-concentrated slurry of kalkwasser that cannot be dosed until it has settled out. To protect against this danger, these types of reactors require a complicated series of timers to control pump operation.
Quality product, under sized motor By Jim on 10/24/2016Jim would recommend this product to a friendIt's only been set up for a week, so I cannot comment on longevity yet. Seems to work well. My only concern is the stir motor has a lifetime of one year (according to the manual). A replacement motor and cap assembly is $70. The motor runs HOT - can't keep your fingers on it hot. I'm going to install a CPU cooler on it. Maybe the motor will last longer.
KS-5000. Excellent Kalk Stirrer By Crazydiamond on 7/24/2016Crazydiamond wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have the KS1000 & it has run flawlessly for 8 years on my 160. I recently set up a much bigger tank and I decided that I will continue to run kalk on my set-up. For this job, I recently picked up the ks5000 and had it installed in less than an hour. Based on my experience, Aquamedic makes a great Kalk stirrer & I am looking forward to many great years ahead running this unit. If you have a big tank and plan to run kalk, this is the one to get.
Best Kalk reactor on the market imo By Paulo Costa on 1/10/2015Paulo Costa would recommend this product to a friendI know now why this piece of equipment comes so highly recommended by BRS and other people. I've had this reactor over an year and half now and all I can say I that it has worked flawless for me.
NOT MADE FOR GRAVITY FED SYSTEMS By Andy on 5/8/2014Andy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTalked to manufacturer & I have a float valve in sump & was going to put this unit between R/O water tank & float valve. NOT RECCOMENDED. Unit will not take the pressure.. That is why it now comes with 1/2 barbed fitting for exit water instead of the 1/4 inch John guest fitting.
Large Size less Refilling By Curtis on 3/10/2013Curtis would recommend this product to a friendDoes what it says large size lets you go longer between refills
Great item By Robert on 7/4/2011Robert would recommend this product to a friendEasy set up, just wish I waited and got the discount price during the 4th of July 10% off special.
Great Product By Tim on 3/27/2011Tim would recommend this product to a friendAfter watching the videos from BRS I decided to go with the 5000 for my 200 gallon reef system. I am extremely pleased with it's performance and would recommend this stirrer to all!
Has performed flawlessly for years By David J on 12/7/2010David J would recommend this product to a friendWe purchased ours from another vendor years ago, before discovering how great bulk reef supply is. It holds a great deal of media and has worked exactly as designed without any problems. Oversizing your kalk stirrer will let you go much longer between servicing/refilling.
With a controller to only dose for low pH, it works efficiently and for our particular setup only needs to be refilled once every 9 months.