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Old 08/10/2008, 11:33 PM   #1
Ed Kazz
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Thiel Aqua Tech

Has anyone heard of this company?
I was given a few pieces of equipment I have no idea how to hook it up.
Some reactors have chunks of what looks like coral (I am guessing its a calcium reactor). Others are full of red plastic strips with a pressure gauge and a barb fitting.
If anyone still uses this stuff or has a link that would be great.


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Old 08/11/2008, 06:45 AM   #2
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Albert Thiel was a pioneer in saltwater aquarium keeping and was one of the first to manufacture and sell reef keeping additives and equipment in the 80's and into the 90's. I may be mistaken but i believe that he has pretty much been out of the business for the better part of a decade. Getting information or parts will likely be difficult. A experienced reefer with good do it yourself skills could probably identify what you have and even make it work. You may be possible to reach Mr Thiel here, [email protected]

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Old 08/11/2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info.
I had to dig out my cellar to support the weight of the tank and had this stuff for over 15 years (never used). Oh well.


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Old 08/12/2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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It sounds like you have a x-nitrate reactor, and the one with the red strips is likely an oxygen reactor or ozone reactor. Theil sold to Coralife, so perhaps they might have something.

I had quite a bit of the Theil stuff in the very early 90's, for sure he was the pioneer, along with Lamert Dehan (DAS). My favorite piece was the coil denitrator and I would love to find one. It worked awesome and kept nitrates at zero on my 200g reef.

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