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Deltec PF501 Fluidized Calcium Reactor

Deltec PF501 Fluidized Calcium Reactor

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Deltec PF501 Fluidized Calcium Reactor Information

The PF501 is one of the latest generation of Deltec Fluidised Calcium Reactors and replaces the previous model, the PF500.
This 4th generation reactor is now fitted with sponges at the top and bottom of the reaction chamber to prevent the posibility of the fluidised media from entering the pump.

The whole lid assembly now removes via a bayonet fitting to allow easy access to the media for filling or cleaning of the reactor.

Technical Data:

New 4th Generation Fluidized Calcium Reactor
Integral CO2 bubble counter
Probe holder
Non return valve
Optional solenoid valve available with 2 meters of cable

Suitable for Aquariums:

Heavy Stocking and High Illumination - 900 lts - 200 imp. gallons - 237 US gallons
Normal Stocking and Illumination - 1100 lts - 245 imp. gallons - 290 US gallons

Footprint Dimensions:

L: 210mm W: 150mm H: 500mm
L: 8 1/2" W: 6" H: 19 3/4"


For fluidized calcium reactors to achieve the stated capacities, Rowalith C+ media is recommended.

Deltec PF501 Fluidized Calcium Reactor Reviews

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Posted: 12/13/2009 from JERICHO, NY UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: The reactor work very well. HOWEVER don't try to get any service from Deltec. What a bad customer service company. Every time I called them with an issue I got NOTHING from them. Sorry but for the money what a I will look for another option.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/5/2008 from CHATSWORTH, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: At first I questioned myself about buying a $1000+ phosphate/carbon reactor but not anymore. The ease at which the media can be put in and taken out is amazing. The quality of the unit itself is amazing. The size is perfect because the footprint is really small. A-...the minus is the cost, but other than that nice work.

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stay away

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Posted: 5/19/2008 from BROOKLYN, NY UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: As far as build quality and performance, you can't beat it but it's achilles heal is the aquabee pump. My original pump lasted 3 months and to this date i do not have a replacement from Deltec, i was lucky enough to get the exact pump from one of the online communities otherwise i would have a useless reactor in my cabinet. if i had the to get another reactor i would go with another brand, not worth the aggrevation.

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Good design w/ Poor pump

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Posted: 5/1/2008 from SoCal
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Reactor design and build are excellent like all Deltec Equipment. Reactor is easy to use with very high dKh values. Aquabee pump with my unit lasted for 4 months. 2nd aquabee went for 5 months before developing a noise due to wear on the impellor bushings. Converted the reactor to an Eheim pump. Aquebee pumps are hard to come by in the US (Cannot be purchased at Marine Depot) and all Deltec equipment uses metric PVC fittings so coverting to a different pump is not easy.

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