- RX-C 6D Calcium Reactor - Vertex
Why does BRS recommend this?
The Vertex RX-C 6D Calcium Reactor is feature packed and made with very strict attention to detail. From PVC welded seams to epoxy sealed fittings. The RX-C 6D is by far one of the best values when it comes to a calcium reactor.
Premium quality, German engineered calcium reactor from one of the industry's premier manufacturers.
- Integrated flow meter - Finally, no more guessing flow rates or doing archaic math! This flow meter gives a precise reading of the effluent flow rate.
- Bubble counter - High quality, ultra clear bubble counter to ensure correct level of gas input.
- Gas venting lid - Prevent buildup or excessive pressure of CO2 gas.
- Resin epoxy sealed John Guest fittings - Hassle free fittings that ensure they will last for years to come.
- Dual tiered secondary reaction chamber - Secondary reaction chamber for additional media
- Rated for systems up to 264 gallons, or 120 gallons in an SPS dominant aquarium
- Grade II Titanium Screws / Corrosion Resistant
- Silicone O-Rings
- Sicce Syncra: 120V, 60Hz , ~ 0.43A
- Dimensions: ~ 280 * 310 * 560 mm / ~ 11” * 12” * 22” (Width, Length, Height)** – Unit Only
**Unit can be installed in different fashions to achieve different footprints
Works Great! By George Jansen on 8/30/2018George Jansen would recommend this product to a friend120 SPS tank... was spending so much money on 2 part - this saved the day. It is an investment to get started, but keeping alk and Ca constant has been awesome. I should've gotten one a long time ago. The build quality is awesome, sounds like a few people had leaks.. I had that too then was instructed to reassemble the unit. that worked! must have assembled it wrong the first time
Solid build By Jack L on 5/17/2018Jack L would recommend this product to a friendGreat product, keep my ALK at 9 on a moderate 250G Mixed reef with no issue.
everything worked great, great packaging, first class! i was on the fence reading the reviews but now after 5 weeks extremely happy with the purchase. no leaks no issues Adam at Vertex walked me through the set up as well since i was too lazy to read the manual :)
Nice and functional By Vladimir on 11/7/2017Vladimir would recommend this product to a friendWork for me, no leaks, good quality similar to omega skimmer.
Worst reactor ever By Travis on 8/31/2017Travis wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad to send this item in twice for repair and still isn't functioning correctly, pump continues to freeze up I have to continue taking it apart to work don't waste your money
Where have you been all of my reefing life! By Buddy B on 8/16/2017Buddy B would recommend this product to a friendLove this Ca reactor. I've tried others but this one takes the cake. Great build quality and all the features you can think of. The needle valve is awesome, bubble counter too. secondary chamber works well
Leak Leak By Hien on 6/4/2017Hien wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have two of these! both are leak at the pump and flow meter on both of them are not working. If I could return these, I would.
Great reactor, Crappy Pump By vgc on 1/8/2017vgc wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy aquamaxx reactor had same issue with this same pump design, I have emailed back in forth with the sicce pump leaking, still no resolution, enough salt leaked out that leak has stopped until I break the seal again I know its going to leak, for HEAVAN sake listen to users and GET RID of the sicce pump!!!
Leaks near pump connection By Shane on 1/4/2017Shane wouldn't recommend this product to a friendEverything about this reactor is superiorly engineered..... except for one major design flaw where the sicce connects to the CO2 chamber. The pump intake seal is not sufficient and is fix mounted to the connectors. I've had the reactor for over a year now and found it very easy to setup and tune. It has otherwise run like a champ. It leaked at the intake of the pump in the beginning for a bit but I was finally able to twist and turn it just right so that ithe leak creeped over and stopped. I took it apart tonight for annual cleaning and it wouldn't stop leaking no matter what. I finally just siliconed the whole thing and hopefully tomorrow no more leaks.
major design flaw By Mike P on 1/3/2017Mike P wouldn't recommend this product to a friendagree with Aretus Jr. the side of the CO2 interface that connects to the Sicce pump twists on and off.
one of the grey tabs broke off. have to replace the entire CO2 interface chamber. reactor inoperable until part comes in.
Leaks... By Tony on 12/31/2016Tony wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had this reactor for over a year and it leaked in multiple places from day 1. I had to install it in sump so that the leaks would just go into the sump. Eventually, I threw it away and got a different brand calcium reactor for out of sump installation. The new reactor is leak free.
This Reactor has Leaked from the Pump a year now. By AretusJr on 12/3/2016AretusJr wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this reactor Black Friday 2015. Everything about this reactor is good minus one major flaw.
I love the dual chambers and the recirculation of co2 gasses.
However, My reactor has leaked from the pump because it does not screw on, the pump and the gas exchange chamber connects but sliding around the pumps notches the pump to main chamber screws on tightly why didn't Vertex do the same on both sides.
I contacted Vertex and I have been waiting for the parts to come in to replace the locking mechanism for about 5 months now.
I notice it after I removed from the sump and I'm still waiting for the part to come in.
Solid acrylic construction, subpar flow meter By Oswaldo G on 10/23/2016Oswaldo G wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've had the reactor for over a year now, since set up it ran well and had no issues with it, aside from issues with the flow meter. I only drip the effluent therefore the meter does not offer a measurable flow. Just recently I've noticed that the rod in the flow meter has rusted. It's disappointing because the product is meant to be used with saltwater, yet the material used in the flow meter is not corrosion resistant.
How do I find a replacement for the re-circulating pump. It looks like it is just a Sicce 1.5 or 1.0 but it has attachments which are specific for the reactor.
How many pounds of media can this reactor hold?
This answer will unfortunately vary depending on the type of media used. With calcium reacotrs you will simply fill up the reactor fully and the amount of media will not impact, just how often the media will need to be replaced.
Has the leak issue mentioned by so many been addressed? What are your thoughts about this issue? Thanks
Hope this helps!
Does this reactor have to be put in the water or can it run outside of the sump and be fed a line from the the tank. Not a lot of room in the sump.
This can be plumbed either internally or externally no problem! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I am having troubles finding quality reactor with small foot print. Can this reactor be used with-out the base which would allow for a different configuration
This reactor can be used without the base to set up in a different configuration. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Does this calcium reactor come with one or more places to install a pH probe?
This will comes with one probe port. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
What is the top chamber for above the secondary chamber.What ph,bubble count and flow rate to start with as a baseline
the secondary chamber is a second compartment to fill with media to catch any remaining lower pH water from entering the aquarium. The pH should be between 6.5 to 6.7 for a proper melting point and often 10 bubble per minute on average. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
What is the absolute smallest footprint for this reactor, I am limited in my sump, and only have a 10 inch gap where I could fit this reactor. Would this work?
Unfortunately the smallest foot print for the reactor is 10.5 x 12.25 Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!