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AquaC RX-1 Calcium Reactor

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Item #: AC6111P

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In natural environments, such as in the deep blue sea, coral reefs have access to enough calcium that can help the corals develop their exoskeletons over a period of time. Corals absorb calcium during formation of their outer shel...
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Part #: RX-1

In natural environments, such as in the deep blue sea, coral reefs have access to enough calcium that can help the corals develop their exoskeletons over a period of time. Corals absorb calcium during formation of their outer shell, which makes this chemical really important to their growth.

In artificial environments, such as an aquarium, calcium doesn't come naturally. However, a device called calcium reactor can be used to supply the much-needed chemical to the aquarium. A good and reliable brand is the AquaC RX-1 Calcium Reactor from Pet Store, which does exactly that - disperse calcium into the water tank. Note that the calcium itself (or media, as it is often referred to), is sold separately.

Aside from calcium dispersion, the AquaC RX-1 Calcium Reactor also maintains the balance of alkalinity in the water. It can also be used to recirculate CO2 and improve oxygention within the tank. The triple-purpose function of this device makes it an excellent and practical buy.

The the AquaC RX-1 Calcium Reactor is only 16 inches high, making it one of the most compact calcium reactors in the market. It takes up only a small space, yet it can be used for reef tanks with as much as a 400-gallons capacity.
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AquaC RX-1 Calcium Reactor Reviews

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Wow, what a reactor Product Review by Little Nellie (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Great!

Comments: I purchased this to replace a Coralife reactor. What a great new design. Small foot print for a reactor that hold an entire bucket of KNOP media. The pump did took a bit to get going, but once started, it works just fine. Mine has a couple of small cracks where the fitting enters the chamber, a quick drop of CA took care of any concerns of leaks. However, at $430, it should be more perfect. No leaks at any of the fittings as someone points out. I did test it for leak before installing in the cabinet. The standard ball valve to control effluent is coarse and don't know why they do not include needle valve type. Overall, still a plus.

RX-1 Calcium Reactor Product Review by JAY HINTZE (Posted on 5/5/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Awesome reactor! This one replaced a mrc that had become leaky and difficult to keep adjusted, and right out of the box the RX-1 was easy to set-up and adjust. It holds alot of media and has a small footprint too. It dosen't require a feed pump, and the bubble counter and JG fittings make this the best reactor I've owned.

RX-1 Product Review by Michael (Posted on 9/26/10)
Rating
Great!

Comments: Over all a great unit. 1st one came with a 2" crack at the bottom of the bubble counter. It appeared to me that it was cracked during assembly or the stresses produced b over torquing the fitting cracked the counter. On 2nd unit I closely checked all fitting found no problems.
The unit is well made with the exception of the bubble counter. I have no clue as to why they would thread the clear plastic. I will keep a eye on this area. And it it even looks like it is going to leak I will just install a PVC coupler with threads already moulded into it and go from there

Great reactor! Product Review by Leakyreef (Posted on 12/5/09)
Rating
Great!

Comments: I love the space saving design. It's shape fits well into rectangular sumps. Seems well constructed and sturdy with exception of the quick connect fittings, which seem a cheaper variety. Very potent is raising Ca/alk in my 180gal densely populated reef. Very easy to set up and go. I did have a leak from one of the quick connect fittings, which seem a lesser quality than the quick connect fittings I can purchase from the local home building supply store. I've owned a Coralife, and Knop reactors, and this unit is by far the best, and from a company that backs it up and has decent custormer service

reactor Product Review by JAMES GOGGIN (Posted on 5/28/09)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: wow what a great easy to use reactor up and running in 5 mins and no need for a feed pump glad i finally got this reactor

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