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.
The RX-1 calcium reactor represents the pinnacle in reactor technology available today. We`ve combined all the features an advanced reef hobbyist is looking for into a compact package that is easy to use and maintain. No more messing with finicky settings or inconsistent results, the RX-1 is a solid performer that will give you years of trouble-free service.
The RX-1 is rated for reef tanks up to 400 gallons in size.
Features and Specifications
- 8.25" x 9" footprint
- 16" tall
- Box design holds more media than cylinder-style reactors
- Reverse flow
- Recirculating CO2
- pH probe holder
- Eheim 1250 pump
- John Guest Speedfit fittings throughout
- Sch. 80 PVC and unions
- Large union for quick and easy media addition
- SMC valve for precise effluent control
The Eheim 1250 pump included with the RX-1 sets the standard for flow and efficiency - no other reactor in its class offers such a powerful and reliable pump.
By utlizing a box design, we`re able to make the most efficient use of space (which is often at a premium under an aquarium). The RX-1 is large enough to hold an entire container of Carib Sea ARM media!