Calcium Reactor Drips

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by treylane, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    wow, $202 for a pump? yikes!
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Yeah Mike, because this hobby is about cheap...

    I lost. Trying for another one.
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I wasn't specifically implying $202 was too much, but I glanced at the pump and watch the price jump quite dramatically... guess its the nature of the online bidding game.
     
  4. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Got the second one. Any links or advice as to where to get tubing? Thanks!
     
  5. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Awesome Rich!!!!!! Is there a chance I can get in on the burning in effigy of the needle valve?
     
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Rich, I got tubing both from Mcmaster and coleparmer.
     
  7. iani

    iani Guest

    Rich, I have some size 25 norprene tubing. I can give you a few feet which should last you a couple of years. Norprene tubing is typically the most durable tubing they have. PM me if you want to pick it up form me.
     
  8. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Thanks Ian - PM sent.

    Jer- I think we should burn the needle valve at a meeting...
     
  9. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    We can do it at a meeting as long as it is slow and painful :D
     
  10. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Like the forum :D
     
  11. Thales

    Thales Past President

  12. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    I paid about $200 or so for a spectrapure "ultimate top off " (or something). Pricey, but ... wow, so awesome! best top off solution for me. It feeds water from my reservoir (5 gallon jug) into my kalkwater mixer, which then drips into my sump. It pained me to purchase it, but I've tried using an old medical pump (which eventually started acting weird and the constant alarms drove me mad, also the tubing was hard to find), and a Drew's doser which didn't work very well (it was too slow). As a top-off/kalk solution, I'm loving it and the pain of the initial purchase has worn off because I love that thing so much.

    I took my CA reactor offline due to leaks and just never put it back on, but I have to say that with the CA reactor, I saw a heck of a lot more growth of stony stuff. I also didn't bother re-installing it because I THINK that it helped my green hair algae grow like mad. When my new tank is up, the CA reactor will be installed as well. It will have it's own dry compartment in my sump so that if it leaks it won't make me want to kill it.

    V
     
  13. Thales

    Thales Past President

    The masterflex rocks. So far. At first I thought it was going to be loud, but to get the flow I want, I had to turn it way down and it seems quiet. We'll see how it goes, but I likes it! I also go a new regulator from plantedtanks. Using them at work and now at home - LED baby, no bubble counter. :D
     
  14. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Welcome to the modern era Rich, make sure that you've got your bar code tattoo, you don't want to be unscannable. :D
     
  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    wow a bubble counter that displays on an LED screen?
     
  16. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    More of a timed solenoid release where you alter the interval, I still use them with bubble counters, but with a controller it really isn't necessary.
     
  17. siokoy

    siokoy Guest

    I use the same valve on my Knop S IV unit, on the efluent side of the unit is connected to the S-IV's built in secondary chamber which is filled with calcium media that serves as filter for any excess CO2. The third stage goes to a phos ban reactor now filled with neo mag media and so far the stream has been clogged free for almost a year.

    Attached files /attachments/sites/default/files/S-IV.jpg
     
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest


    That is what I hear others doing as well.
     
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    He covered his up.... they messed up and instead of his wrist, they hit the top of his foot. Guess they used a Gen1 iGovRegTatMachine on him. The Gen2 is far better and they fixed the antennae issue ;)
     
  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I thought Gen2 was simply to put nano-particle sized RFIDs in the water, so they don't need to physically see the tattoos anymore :D

    But back on topic, controlled bubble release, damn I might have to rethinking the whole CaReactor setup... hell I still got Jeremy's mega sized CO2 container, actually it fell on my leg when I was cleaning a couple weeks ago, still got the bruise going :D
     

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