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That would work just fine. All you need to do is put a few drops in the bottom of the phosban reactor when you change the media, its not something that needs to be continually done :-)
The CO2 absorbent material is for filtering air, generally run inline before your protein skimmer. You wouldn't want to get it wet so no worries about flow rate :-) You could use something like our universal air filter or it is possible to use the phosban reactor with the CDX adapter, which converts the phosban fittings to a barb for easier connection to a skimmer.
The small amount of water is to ensure the humidity levels are appropriate for the media to absorb CO2. The media should not come in contact with the water. Without the water the media will have a tougher time absorbing excess CO2. Weekly checks to ensure the evaporation levels are required.
This will typically last in the 2 week range however the color will change notifying when it is needed to be changed. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Would this product help in using reducing the COI in my RO water if I put this in a filter before going into my DI?
The co2 absorbent unfortunately is only for removing CO2 from air. It can't be used to remove the CO2 from your water unfortunately.
BRS medical grade soda lime has the following features not available in standard soda lime.
- Contains a special Zeolite to reduce the risk of drying out which results in in the media lasting longer.
- Uniform shape allows consistent bed packing, resulting in a more even flow through the cartridge and longer life span.
- The unique manufacturing process used to produce our product ensures that the dust content of the product is significantly lower than other soda limes
Soda lime is commonly used in the aquarium industry to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air before it is injected into a protein skimmer. This will raise the pH of your tank and help you reach or get closer to the 8.3 everyone desires. Soda lime is particularly helpful if you are running a calcium reactor or live in a tightly sealed house. This is pretty much the only way to continually maintain an elevated pH without effecting calcium and alkalinity levels.
Instructions for use.
1) Fill cartridge with soda lime
2) Add one teaspoon of water to the bottom of the filter canister (not the cartridge). Do not get the soda lime wet.
3) Connect to the air intake of your skimmer.
4) Replace media when it turns purple or PH of the tank begins to drop. Please note that the color change is gradual and the media will get darker over time as it is depleted.
Works well, but its pricey By Bryan on 10/25/2016Bryan would recommend this product to a friendWorks as described. Keeps pH up with my Calcium Reactor and low tank pH. I have to change it every 6 days though so its got a high price tag associated with it. I might try extending the intake line to a different room in conjunction with this product in order to extend the life.
PH up and stable By Jeff on 10/1/2016Jeff would recommend this product to a friendbefore I started using the co2 absorbent my ph was a low of 7.85 & a high of 8.15. Now its 8.09 overnite and 8.30 during the day. Great stuff and lasts longer than I thought it would.
IT Works! By luke on 9/27/2016luke would recommend this product to a friendRunning on JBJ 28 gal NanoCube through Reef octopus HOB 90 cone skimmer air intake.
Ph consistantly at 8.3. This product raised my ph to 8.3, and as a bonus eliminated the ph swing.
Excellent By jordan on 4/14/2016jordan would recommend this product to a friendIf you have low PH issues this is your easiest fix. I hooked mine up to my skimmer and converted a BRS GFO/carbon reactor to put the media in and works like a charm. Before my PH peaked at 8 and the low point at 7.7. Now with the media it peaks at 8.3 and the low point is 8.1.
Product Works as Advertised By Rick on 3/28/2016Rick would recommend this product to a friendHooked it to my skimmer air intake using reactor...pH increased in about 48 hours from 8.0 to 8.22 and held constant
Works great By Mark on 3/10/2016Mark would recommend this product to a friendProduct works great only draw back is I have to change it every week
Didn't work for me By Jeffrey on 2/20/2016Jeffrey wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI run this through a BRS reactor to a Vortex Omega 150 protein skimmer. I run my 120 gallon tank with an Apex Fusion controller with lab grade probes. There Apex shows no difference in pH with this product. Maybe it would work on a smaller tank.
Works well and color change By Polymorphyc@gmail.com on 2/6/2016Polymorphyc@gmail.com would recommend this product to a friendThe product works well in the appropriate reactor. Does exactly what it describes. I like the color change option, no guessing when it's been consumed.
Not really sure By Justin on 1/1/2016Justin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHave used this product for a few weeks so far hasn't raised my ph at all. Not sure how much to use since I have a big tank (300 gallons) I filled the reactor full and has already turned purple. So I changed it out. But at this rate it will cost me 50$ a month and let it still hasn't raised my ph.
Stability By Ol Crusty on 12/20/2015Ol Crusty would recommend this product to a friendThis does what its supposed to do removes co2 it keeps your ph higher and more stable.
Great! By Artem on 11/3/2015Artem would recommend this product to a friendIt works!
It's great By Steven on 9/17/2015Steven would recommend this product to a friendWorks exactly as you would expect, removing CO2 which increases your PH (at least it did that for me). I only wish the color change would last longer and not go from white to purple (lavender?) back to white. Of course when you test and your PH starts to go down you know its time to replace.