- Super Reef Octopus CR5000D 8" Calcium Reactor
Maintain the calcium and alkalinity in your reef tank with a high performance dual chamber calcium reactor from Reef Octopus. The Super Reef Octopus CR5000D 8" Dual Calcium Reactor has all the performance you've come to expect from the expert series of Super Reef Octopus.
A calcium reactor is used to maintain a balanced amount of calcium and alkalinity in your reef tank. In order to use a calcium reactor, you will need a CO2 regulator, CO2 tank, pH probe/controller, small feed pump (flow rate should be set 1-2 liters per hour) and calcium reactor media.
Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 700 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 800 gallons
Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 1000 gallons
- High performance reverse flow design
- Control the reactor with CO2 needle valve and the effluent valve
- Auto fill bubble counter
- pH probe holder
- Easy to remove lid
- Precision effluent control valve
- Solid construction
- 1/4" quick connect fittings
- Body Size: 2 Chambers - 8” Each
- Foot Print: 18” x 15.5”
- Total Height: 23”
- Inlet Size: 1/4"
- Max Feed Rate: 150 GPH
- Suggested feed rate is slightly higher than a full flowing influent
- Quiet operation
- Silicone Nitride shafts and bearings to resist the build up of calcium
- Power Consumption: 60 Watts
- 2 year on pump
- 1 year on reactor body
Water Blaster 5000 Recirculating Pump Features:
Item #: SRO-CR5000D
Awesome reactor. By Brian on 4/6/2014Brian would recommend this product to a friendThis is my first Calcium reactor so I don't have a lot to compare it to.
I bought the electronic regulator , Milwaukee PH controller, ARM extra course media and Zeo Mag.
If you have a Hanna Alk checker it will make dialing it in much easier as you can see small up/downs in the alk easier than with a drop test kit.
It's been a few months now and I believe my tank is so much more stable. I would say i have a medium SPS load and the PH barely blinks from night to day. The dual reactor I'm sure helps a lot.
I still have my dosing pumps that sit in standby but haven't really needed them. I much prefer the reactor since I don't have to mix up anything.
Fittings and quality are all top notch. I would put a rubber pad under the pump so it doesn't have any hum noise.
Also order a couple of extra PH calibration fluid packs.
What is the best feed pump that you would recommend to add to this calcium reactor?