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This pump is able to be removed from the top down with removal of the plates. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Skimz Monzter CM113 is a small calcium reactor packed full of features. With a built in pH probe holder; bubble counter,easy to use fittings, and an integrated feed and recirculation pump these are one of the most economical and compact reactors on the market today.
Calcium reactors replace the trace elements consumed by corals as they build their calcium carbonate structure. Typical calcium reactor media is made up of skeletonized coral fragments that will break down at lower pH levels. The calcium reactor will require CO2 to be injected into the reactor by the means of a regulator and solenoid (sold separately). The CO2 then go through the bubble counter to visually monitor how much CO2 is being allowed into the calcium reactor to lower the pH of the water within the reactor. The low pH will allow the media to be broken down into the trace elements that make up the skeletonized corals concentrating the recirculating water within the reactor. The effluent leaving the reactor will have a very high concentration of the dissolved trace elements from the media, as well as a low pH. The pH within the calcium reactor should be monitored as well as the effluent coming out of the reactor. Too low of a pH or too much effluent coming out of the calcium reactor can cause low pH within the reef tank.
Good quality By Blue on 2/26/2016Blue would recommend this product to a friendJust taking a break from trying to reinstall the top cover after filling with media. It is incredibly frustrating to install while making sure the o-ring is seated correctly. The design requires a third hand. However, overall quality is quite good for the price. I would rate higher if o-ring placement was better designed. Back to getting this thing online. Glad it's done infrequently.