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Old 12/27/2017, 04:36 PM   #26
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I have been using Aquarium Engineering with good results.
Look at there web sight .


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Old 12/27/2017, 08:37 PM   #27
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AP regulator is not the best in the business by a long shot. they are good dependable regulators, sure. but search that thread on this site to DIY on a regulator and those dual stage units will blow the AP out of the water no doubt.
reactor wise, i am partial to the GEO as that is what i run and have only ran. it has been very stable for me and is top notch in build quality.

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Old 12/27/2017, 10:59 PM   #28
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i am surprised nobody hasnt mentioned dastaco reactors. they cost a ton but are regarded as one of the best out there


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Old 12/27/2017, 11:23 PM   #29
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i am surprised nobody hasnt mentioned dastaco reactors. they cost a ton but are regarded as one of the best out there
Dastacoís are great but you can get the same kind of performance if not better from a quality reactor coupled with a Masterflex and good regulator. I love my Geo 818 coupled with my Masterflex 7523-80 and Carbon Doser regulator. Itís so set it and forget it that I never have to touch my reactor and my controller never has to intervene with the Co2. My 20 pound Co2 tank lasts well over 2 years and 700 gallon systems always has rock solid Ca and Alk levels. Best is that I have infinite control over my flow rates down to 1/10th ml/min and never have effluent clogs. The only thing I need to do is add media every several months.


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Old 12/27/2017, 11:40 PM   #30
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Gotta agree with Scott a mastrrflex will make life super easy.


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Old 12/28/2017, 11:07 PM   #31
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Cannot speak to the Carbon doser regulator being 'best', but I've been using the Milwaukee unit (bought from AP for a planted tank ironically) on my CaRx for almost 15 years without any problems.


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Old 12/31/2017, 06:51 AM   #32
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dastaco reactor, is expensive but worth it, have tried many reactors over the years, started with a lifereef (the pump died multiple times), deltec aqua bee pump died and leaked (replaced multiple times) , tried atb with palmer pump.

the dastaco has been the most reliable and consistent, no ph probe, or worrying about effluent flow

it just works, need more alk turn a dial, simple.


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Old 12/31/2017, 02:30 PM   #33
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I recommend Marine technical concepts. i have all their products for years all going strong over 15 yrs..


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Old 12/31/2017, 02:54 PM   #34
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dastaco reactor, is expensive but worth it, have tried many reactors over the years, started with a lifereef (the pump died multiple times), deltec aqua bee pump died and leaked (replaced multiple times) , tried atb with palmer pump.

the dastaco has been the most reliable and consistent, no ph probe, or worrying about effluent flow

it just works, need more alk turn a dial, simple.
Sounds nice but at $2500 it is too far out of reach for me.


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Old 12/31/2017, 04:42 PM   #35
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dastaco reactor, is expensive but worth it, have tried many reactors over the years, started with a lifereef (the pump died multiple times)...
Every piece of Lifereef equipment I own or have otherwise seen has been extremely well-designed and constructed - literally exemplary. Why you would replace it rather than simply getting a good quality pump is beyond me - pretty much the perfect fit for the old "don't throw away the baby with the bathwater" cliche!


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