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    I just hooked up my calcium reactor if my a;lk is too low how do you adjust it to raise the ALK ?
    Nick
    Nick
    180G SPS Mainly
    10 Bulb T5 Starfire
    Calcium Reactor
    3 Tunze 6105's
    Profilux Controller
    ATB Return w/ wavysea
    ATB M External Skimmer



  • #2
    u can add more co2 bubbles, or use bi-ionics part 2 i belive

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    • #3
      its on a pinpoint controller
      Nick
      180G SPS Mainly
      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
      Calcium Reactor
      3 Tunze 6105's
      Profilux Controller
      ATB Return w/ wavysea
      ATB M External Skimmer


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      • #4
        What is your Ca at? Increasing the CO2 bubble rate will increase both alk and Ca. If you want to increase just the alk, you need to use an alk supplement like Seachem Reef Builder or B-Ionic Part 1.

        Tom
        Current Tank: 75g sps restarted with ZEOvit August 2004, Aqua Connect 14K 250W SE MH x 2, SLS HQI ballasts, 54W blueplus T5s x 2, H&S A150 external (recirculating) skimmer, Tunze Stream 6060, 6000 with single controller, Geo Ca reactor, in-sump ZEOvit reactor from Madison, Aquacontroller

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        • #5
          ok kool that very simple and then it should stay at that point with the drips correct ?
          Nick
          Nick
          180G SPS Mainly
          10 Bulb T5 Starfire
          Calcium Reactor
          3 Tunze 6105's
          Profilux Controller
          ATB Return w/ wavysea
          ATB M External Skimmer


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          • #6
            you can stop Ca reactor for a while, and up the level what you want, and restart
            Ca reactor again....

            www.spsholic.com

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            • #7
              Nick,

              The most effective way to do this is get the parameters (Alk & Ca) where they need to be and then start using the reactor. The reactor is not made to increase the levels but rather maintain them. You are going to have a hell of a time unless you get them where they need to be first. Remember - If you increase the bubble count it will increase both Ca & Alk.

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              • #8
                ok ill do that
                Nick
                Nick
                180G SPS Mainly
                10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                Calcium Reactor
                3 Tunze 6105's
                Profilux Controller
                ATB Return w/ wavysea
                ATB M External Skimmer


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                • #9
                  Here is a primer I put together to help people with the basics of what a calcium reactor is and how it works.

                  Ca reactor primer
                  -Joe

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                  • #10
                    Hi Nick

                    For increse the Alk, I use bicarbonate of sodium, this that use the woman in the kitchen, 1 or 2 tsp in a water glass and put in the aquarium or sump I think is Baking Soda of Arm&Hammer.


                    Also the Tech-CB part A and B are excellent for icrease the Alk and Ca, I use this too and is very fine 50 to 75 ml to day. If you only have problems with the alk use only the part A.

                    Carlos
                    Last edited by Guppy; 07-06-2005, 05:28 PM.
                    Reactor Ca PF 601, Tunze 6100, Controlador 7095, Controller ReefKeeper II, ReefLux 2 x 250 10000°k, ReefLux 1 x 400 12000°k, Bubbleking 250 In, ZEOvit

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                    • #11
                      Thabnx for the link JB also AWESOME to see you over here

                      Guppy thanx for the tip i use baking soda in my WC water and B-Ionic in my tank
                      Nick
                      Nick
                      180G SPS Mainly
                      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                      Calcium Reactor
                      3 Tunze 6105's
                      Profilux Controller
                      ATB Return w/ wavysea
                      ATB M External Skimmer


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