View Full Version : Need help setting up my mtc procal calcium reactor

03/01/2015, 03:20 AM
Hello everyone I could use some help setting up my mtc procal calcium reactor.my tank is a a 150 gallon sps reef with a plumed 10 gal frag tank. I tried to set it up before but I couldn't keep it stable and I lost a lot of sps so I took it off line and went to dosing and have been scared of it ever since.So now my doser went haywire and in turn damaged a lot of my sps. So here is my first question I'm only pulling 35 mls of alk a day do i need to be pulling more in order to be able to use such a big reactor? Or can I just dial it down to meet my needs I hate the fact that it's just sitting in my closet collecting dust. And I don't want to spend on a doser when I have a 600.00 dollar calcium reactor. That is considered One of the best.any help would be awesome.

03/01/2015, 07:00 AM
Calcium reactors in, out, and everything in between. (http://reef.diesyst.com/crarticle/crarticle.htm)

A Guide to Using Calcium Reactors. (http://reef.diesyst.com/crarticle/crarticle.htm)

03/01/2015, 04:50 PM
Thank you I still want to know if 32mls is to little consumption to set it up?

Vinny Kreyling
03/01/2015, 06:07 PM
Use the reactor - set it to what you need.

03/01/2015, 09:11 PM
Ya I say use your reactor. You can adjust the PH to dissolve the media at the rate you want to keep the levels you need. I suggest a PH monitor to keep things from going too far out of wack and keep your reactor functioning as consistent as possible.

03/02/2015, 02:55 AM
Thank you guys

03/02/2015, 03:26 AM

That thread covers the use of a Masterflex peristaltic pump to feed a calcium reactor, and is how I plan on setting one up.

03/02/2015, 12:21 PM
Start at a pH of 7 and work your way down til you don't have to add all solution anymore. Barely anything will melt at 7, 6.8 media will start to melt and add alk. Use a quarter or half of a reactor if its bigger than needed.