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  • Any Deltec calcium reactor users here??

    Any one use deltecs reactors or simular that uses the media??


    Mike

  • #2
    I know Scottw has one. PM him.

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    • #3
      edward, scottw "had" one

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      • #4
        I have a pf500,

        what did you want to know about it?

        i will be upgrading to a Jetstream 1 for my new tank, if that says anything about the product....

        there are a couple of things i do not like about it.....

        Nick
        275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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        • #5
          I already have Nick (about 4 years now) what turned you away??

          Is that Scott from evolution??


          Mike

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          • #6
            ok, I will try again! Kris Thompson has one.. kris42something! I forgot his username already!

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            • #7
              I have one Whats up Mike?
              Farish

              Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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              • #8
                I sourced some media for it. it has the exact same chemical composition as the normal media except it has half a percent more magnesium carbonate then the other and no phosphate. Anyway I was pretty physic up about it so i thought I would share,


                Mike

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                • #9
                  Details Details! Im using Rowalith C+ currently..
                  Farish

                  Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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                  • #10
                    Ok I matched up the tech data sheet from the rowalith and it is identical with the exception of the magnesium content, it has the exact same appearence as the rowa but the particle size is just a tad larger but still fluidizes the same. Anyway did some testing and it puts out a little more dkh (about 20 points more) and while the rowa came back at .1 phophate this one came back at a weak .01 on a merc test kit.

                    Anyway that the technical stuff, I paid .13 per pound delivered to Seattle for it??


                    MIke

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                    • #11
                      Very cool stuff esp the bit about lower PO4. Huge difference between a .1 and .01
                      Any idea if it completely dissolves like the Rowalith or does it leave a sandy residue like ARM? and any links for the product?
                      Farish

                      Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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                      • #12
                        Its the identical stuff as the Rowa product so I would imagine it would react the same way. I have the 1000 also and one thing that is noticible right away is the fact that the chamber is now clear, where with the rowa it was always cloudy. No links to the product sorry I had to dig deep to find it and they are not online.

                        here is a picture of it



                        Mike

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                        • #13
                          Me to, I have a PF 509, currently using Rowalith C+.
                          What's the stuff you are talking about Mojoreef? Are they making an upgraded media now?
                          And .13 per pound? you mean 13 cents per pound?

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                          • #14
                            Mike, roughly how many pounds would be needed to fill up the PF1000 and its really 13cents/pound? Very cheap when compared to the Rowaliths.

                            On the topic of cloudyness in the reactor, how do you prevent it from clouding the tank?
                            Farish

                            Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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                            • #15
                              I have used the deltec reactor for a while now and bought a bunch of material way back when. Well that started to dwindle and personally I refuse to pay like 3 to 4 bucks a pound. I have a friend that is a materials broker so I gave them the data spec for the rowa product in hopes of finding a material close. Well BINGO!
                              Anyway I got the data sheet from rowalith and matched it to the data sheet from this material and its twin with the exception of the magnesium and Phosphate content, both being in favor of this new stuff. This material comes from a mine in northern Canada. I got a sample and di some testing on it and decided to go for it. So I bought 2500 lbs lol. I turned Doug from Deltec on to it so I would imagine a new deltec media product will be on its way soon, but in the mean time I figured I would share the love.
                              It comes in 100 lbs bags and each bag cost 13 bucks, just a little better then 3 to 4 hundred I would say?? I know I am going to get in trouble for posting about it but I figure the little guy deserves a break from time to time.

                              And .13 per pound? you mean 13 cents per pound?
                              yep that would be what I mean

                              On the topic of cloudyness in the reactor, how do you prevent it from clouding the tank?
                              the rwa product was the one that would stay cloudy in the reactor and thus up some cloudy material in the tank. This stuff clears up in the reactor and comes out clear so not an issue any more. I would imagine due to the larger particle size??


                              Mike

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