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  • #16
    so would this be everything I would need to hook a ca reactor up?

    http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/.../4907/cid/1410

    Or is there more things I would end up having to buy? Also will running a reactor keep my ph in check along with my ca and alk? I have been reading a lot of threads on them and it looks like some people use ph controlers with them. Would I need to buy one of these also?

    ooo, I just saw an aquamedic one on ebay for $100 is this a good brand?

    -Tim
    Last edited by timsVw; 05-03-2005, 05:17 AM.

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    • #17
      You need a CO2 bottle and a regulator and you probably also want a solenoid switch to shut off the CO2 in case of a power outage.

      Something like this is what you want:
      http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...11380/cid/1406

      People use PH controllers to switch off the CO2 if the PH dips too low. While a controller is not essential you should have at least a digital PH monitor.
      Last edited by Orion76; 05-03-2005, 10:21 AM.
      400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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