great buy By Robert on 4/4/13
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I think this much better than the motor driven reactor. Great Buy
You get what you pay for By MHG on 3/10/13
MHG wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this aver a year ago from BRS. At the time I liked it but I found it has a few issues.... It does a poor job at stirring the kalk as the days go on. It does fine when you first add kalk. It starts to solidify on the bottom and the stirrer needs maintenance often to keep it spinning... You only get about 50 seconds of pumping top off water through it before it starts blowing kalk into your tank. That is using a maxijet1200. It needs to run about once an hour to keep up with my 60 gallon tanks evaporation rate. But you can not run it more as the kalk needs time to settle. This is going to be an issue on bigger tanks...
I would imagine a motorized stirrer would get more efficient use but at the price you pay for this unit it is ok I guess. The one great feature is how easy it is to add kalk. Just make sure you do it right after the unit pumps so the new kalk has time to settle...
Life is easier By cdbstl76 on 3/4/13
cdbstl76 would recommend this product to a friend
I previously had a ATO set up. I also had a home-made drip system for my Kalwasser. Now, I have them combined! I didn't care much for the fact that due to it's size, mounting options are greatly limited! Pay attention to the height and depth needed for this product. I could not mount it where I had initially planned, due to poor planning. However, once a new solution was derived, I couldn't be happier. Now, every time my ATO kicks in, I get a little dose as well. I will have to keep an eye on my levels and may have to adjust accordingly due to amount of top off that enters my system daily. But, this is so much better than my previous delivery method!
Great deal but be careful adding more kalk By Gregory on 10/22/12
Gregory would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is pretty sweet for the money. Simple yet effective solution that works well when you follow the directions and only add 1/2 cup of kalk at a time. For my tank, that lasts a couple of weeks since I have really low evaporation. Before adding another 1/2 cup of kalk to the reactor through the top, make sure you dump at least a half a cup of the effluent out into another container first, or you'll increase the effluent level in the reactor with the fresh kalk powder, and it'll start dosing out the kalk powder you just put in!! Talk about a pH spike...
Nice Reactor By Sean on 1/31/12
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I was tired of mixing kalk manually in another container so I decided to give this a try. I figured for the price why not. I have to say I have been pleased. As long as you don't put too much kalk in it works perfectly.
Good for thre $$$ By Mark on 10/15/11
Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Well this is the first reactor I purchased (aside from the BRS GFO I purchased at the same time). It is built as one would expect for $65. Lots of thin lightweight plastic. That is not to say I am disappointed with it. I like its ease of set up. It is clean and easy to replenish the kalk. No water to mess with. Easy to install…
You only get about 1 minute of run time before the kalk dust is stirred up to the top. That means setting your ATO to top off many times a day to keep up with evaporation.
Still, I would recommend it as for the money it can’t be beat...