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The Skimz Monzter CM153 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.