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    Aquacare Calcium Reactors

    Now available in the US, Aquacare Turbo Chalk Reactors are arguably the most efficient and bizarre looking calcium reactors available. Taking a different approach, Aquacare measures CO2, not PH in controlling CO2 input. They also have a separate Magnesium chamber and Neutralization chamber to prevent PH suppression so common with other reactors. Many have found these […]

    Now available in the US, Aquacare Turbo Chalk Reactors are arguably the most efficient and bizarre looking calcium reactors available. Taking a different approach, Aquacare measures CO2, not PH in controlling CO2 input. They also have a separate Magnesium chamber and Neutralization chamber to prevent PH suppression so common with other reactors. Many have found these reactors are so efficient, they cannot run them 24/7. 

     Model 1 | Up to 130g

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  • 78 to 82% less free CO2 in the outlet: AquaCare has developed a neutralization chamber that raises the pH of the outlet to 7,0 (unit 1) or 7,3 (units 2-5). This neutralization stage lowers the growth of algae extremely.  
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  • No over dosing of CO2 in the reactor: the new control unit without measuring the pH of the water allows a very safe working with the AquaCare Turbo Chalk Reactor. Every time there is the right volume of CO2 in the reactor. No calibration! The control unit works with 12 Volts.  
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  • Light phosphate removal with chemo sorption.  
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  • Extreme water velocity: every AquaCare Turbo Chalk Reactor is filled with special granules. The water is flowing this very high speed along this material. So, CO2 bubbles cannot be caught in the granules. The flow through the granules system is constant. No flow channels can be build.  
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  • New chalk granules consisting of calcium carbonate: the new granules are dissolving 2 to 5 times better than other materials e.g. lime stone or coral stones. So the AquaCare Turbo Chalk Reactor is more effective than others.  
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  • Easy de-aeration of wrong gases: if the CO2 is not pure, the efficiency of every chalk reactor decreases with the time. To de-aerate the AquaCare Turbo Chalk Reactor you only have to shut off the circulation pump. The inlet drives pushes out all gases. If you start the reactor again all incoming CO2 is pure. Normally the Turbo Chalk Reactor is driven with a timer – only 2 to 4 hours working per day is enough to raise calcium and hydrogen carbonate in a reef tank.  
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  • Every Turbo Chalk Reactor includes a CO2 bubble counter, water inlet inspection glass and a ball valve: with these parts the AquaCare Turbo Chalk Reactor works well. If you want an automatically drive the reactor you need the control unit consisting of a solenoid valve, check valve, CO2 sensor, transformer and the control box. For the unit to work properly you need a water inlet (bypass of the main pump or another small pump), a small air pump and a simple timer. 
  •  For additional Information, including larger models available head over to aquacare.de

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