Calcium Reactor Videos

  1. How it works: Calcium reactors explained the easy way - Reef FAQs

    How it works: Calcium reactors explained the easy way - Reef FAQs

    We put together this easy to understand guide to explain how a calcium reactor works for what we feel is the highest percentage path to success. Once you understand these basics, it is easier to develop your own personal approach to suit your tank’s needs, available space and personal budget.
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  2. How much is a calcium reactor vs two part dosing. Is it worth putting on a reef tank? Reef FAQ

    How much is a calcium reactor vs two part dosing. Is it worth putting on a reef tank? Reef FAQ

    Deciding whether or not a calcium reactor is worth the cost is more complex than you might think. A variety of factors should be considered that are very specific to you and your aquarium. Ryan shares his thoughts about the advantages of using a calcium reactor and lays out the numbers in this weeks BRStv Reef FAQs.
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  3. Calcium reactor setup - The easy way for your reef aquarium - Reef FAQs

    Calcium reactor setup - The easy way for your reef aquarium - Reef FAQs

    Calcium reactors and the word “easy” in the same sentence is sort of an oxymoron because reactors get a bad rap for being difficult. The facts are, once you understand the concept it really is not all that hard. Our mission here is to share the easiest approach to calcium reactor setup that an average reefer can do with readily available equipment. A calcium reactor uses carbon dioxide to melt old coral skeleton and enrich the tank water with calcium and alkalinity. Presumably, in the same ratio that the new coral skeleton will use it. In addition, other elements bound up in the coral skeleton, such as strontium, are also added in the process. Calcium reactors are often presented as these complex devices that require all sorts of tuning but that is nonsense. They can look intimidating just because of all the plumbing, chambers and tubing but operationally they are quite simple. All you need to do is set it up to dose a consistent strength solution

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  4. Are some calcium reactor media types more potent than others? - BRStv Investigates

    Are some calcium reactor media types more potent than others? - BRStv Investigates

    Although there is a relatively small selection of popular calcium reactor media, people still ask which one is the best? Trying to truly define the “BEST” is difficult because it can be subjective based on an individual’s needs and preferences. So when it comes to choosing calcium reactor media, the decision could be made on lowest cost, size options, highest purity or where the media was sourced, dissolvability, amount of major/minor/trace elements they provide, or even just by popularity and longest history of users overall. Either way, there is definitely more information to be learned about the various reactor medias. At the very minimum, we attempt to answer the following question. Do different types of Calcium Reactor medias have different max saturation points? This data will determine if one media will provide a higher concentration of calcium carbonate over another at a given pH point and when combined with the various

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  5. Do secondary calcium reactor chambers scrub excess CO2 & increase effluent pH? - BRStv Investigates

    Do secondary calcium reactor chambers scrub excess CO2 & increase effluent pH? - BRStv Investigates

    Every calcium reactor has a primary chamber that recirculates CO2 and melts the calcium reactor media, however, some reactors have a secondary reaction chamber intended to be filled with additional calcium carbonate media. This secondary or effluent chamber is then supposed to increase the pH of the solution by removing some of the dissolved CO2 and also increase the calcium carbonate concentration because of the longer contact time with the media. We put this to the test in order to answer two questions: 1. Will secondary calcium reactor chambers, intended to off-gas excess CO2, really result in a higher pH of the effluent/outlet solution and therefore help to maintain a higher pH in the display? 2. Will the secondary chamber increase the potency (amount of dissolved calcium carbonate) of the calcium reactor’s effluent solution? Calcium reactors will typically cause a slight drop in average pH values inside your

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  6. Does the calcium reactor flow rate REALLY matter? - BRStv Investigates

    Does the calcium reactor flow rate REALLY matter? - BRStv Investigates

    We believe that the easiest way to adjust a calcium reactor is by changing the flow rate, but what does that actually do inside the reactor? Today, we find out the effect of different flow rates on calcium reactor potency for alkalinity and calcium! #BRStvInvestigates #BRStv Hey, get out and vote.... on our Reef2Reef Poll that is! Vote Now! Join the fun over on our #AskBRStv Facebook Group! JOIN #AskBRStv Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented

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  7. Is calcium reactor tuning hard to do? Not any more! | ReefFAQs

    Is calcium reactor tuning hard to do? Not any more! | ReefFAQs

    If you're looking to set up a calcium reactor on your reef tank and need help tuning a calcium reactor, today on ReefFAQs we've got the tools, tips and tricks to setup a calcium reactor on your tank! #ReefFAQs   Calcium Reactor Calculator Jdieck's Calcium Reactor Calculator   Social Links #AskBRStv Facebook Group Reef2Reef calcium reactor discussion here   Helpful Links Easy 2-part dosing reef calculator here! Hanna Alkalinity Checker Kamoer continuous duty dosing pump TLF Reborn calcium reactor media   On BRStv Reef FAQs we're all about quick and straight to the point answers for questions that reefers ask all the time, in an effort to help make your reefing life a bit more fun and easy!   *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic Sales Solutions, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim

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  8. How to change from 2 part dosing to a Calcium Reactor? - BRStv ReefFAQs

    How to change from 2 part dosing to a Calcium Reactor? - BRStv ReefFAQs

    How do you change your reef tank over to a calcium reactor from 2 part? ReefFAQs not only has an answer for how to replace 2 part dosing with a calcium reactor, we even found an easy calculator to help you setup a calcium reactor on your saltwater tank! #ReefFAQs Check Out Jdieck's Calcium Reactor Calculator Here Randy posted this one on our #AskBRStv Facebook Group. Go To #AskBRStv Our Reef2Reef conversation about switching to a CaRx! Hop Over to Reef2Reef Now! EASY 2-PART REEF CALCULATOR On BRStv Reef FAQs we're all about quick and straight to the point answers for questions that reefers ask all the time, in an effort to help make your reefing life a bit more fun and easy! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic Sales Solutions, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express

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  9. How does Calcium Reactor potency change at different pH points? ANSWER!  - BRStv Investigates

    How does Calcium Reactor potency change at different pH points? ANSWER! - BRStv Investigates

    Today we set to finally solve some unknowns surrounding Calcium Reactors in order to help make them easier to understand and easier for you to use with your reef tank. In this investigative episode, Randy will reveal just how potent the solution inside the CaRx can be and how that changes with pH! #BRStvInvestigates #BRStv Hey, get out and vote.... on our Reef2Reef Poll that is! VOTE NOW Join the fun over on our #AskBRStv Facebook Group! JOIN #AskBRStv Today! Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in

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  10. Feed or pull from your Calcium Reactor with a dosing pump? - #AskBRStv

    Feed or pull from your Calcium Reactor with a dosing pump? - #AskBRStv

    Today we answer a very common question about using a continuous dosing pump on your Calcium Reactor, push or pull? This #AskBRStv comes from the YouTube community who asked where the Kamoer Continuous Duty Dosing Pump should be used on a CaRx. Each week we'll pull questions from Facebook, Instagram, Reef2Reef, YouTube and our own website Q&A pages and answer the most interesting ones in a quick #AskBRStv episode. Sharing your personal experiences and asking questions in the comments section of our BRStv videos on YouTube not only drive the conversation further, but are also very helpful to those fellow reefers who may have wondered the same! Keep them coming! Welcome to a new BRStv series called #AskBRStv where we take questions from you, the reefing community, across all of our social networks and forums and answer them right here on YouTube! From how your reef gear works to coral and fish care and everything in between, we're here to answer your questions and share collective

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