The element Ca Reactor provides and maintains a virtually constant calcium, magnesium and alkalinity ratio, which is critical to the long term success of reef aquaria. The element Ca Reactor functions by using CO2 to react with a calcium reactor media such as Seachem’s Reef Reactor. CO2 acidifies the water flowing through the reactor and thereby dissolves the media which releases calcium, magnesium, carbonates among other elements and components of the chosen reactor media. A CO2 filled tank along with a pH probe and preferably a CO2 controlling system are required and/or highly recommended for proper functionality of the element Ca Reactor.
The inner chamber can be removed without full breakdown making it easy to clean, change or top off media
Make full use of CO2 injection by recirculating it using the element™ Ca's CO2 recycling feature. This also offers potential savings on the cost of CO2 canisters and refills
The reactor chamber can hold up to 1.2 Liters of your choice of calcium reactor media
Easily control the release of dissolved media into the aquarium. The water can be directed back into the sump, directly to the aquarium, or even a protein skimmer such as the aquavitro division series.
Allows for rapid response by controllers to avoid over-shooting CO2 injection. Saves CO2 and allows for consistent and efficient dosing
Allows for higher column flow volume with more contact time and surface area. Allows for easy maintenance of the pump at anytime.
The element™ Ca can be quickly and easily dismantled for maintenance and thorough cleaning.
Additional sound-dampening features assist in silent skimmer operation
The element™ Ca can be setup in three different configurations based on preference and placement within the system being run.
Designed with a compact footprint in mind to fit in virtually any sump
Variations in sump water level don't impact the function of the skimmer
The element™ Ca is guaranteed against defects of materials and workmanship for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase, except for the pump’s impeller. This can be extended to 5 years by registering your skimmer. The warranty covers the replacement of the defective parts.
The element™ Ca has the flexibility to be setup in three different configurations for managing the effluent and CO2 connections. This is a key highlight of the element's™ modularity and versatility.
Option 1 simply utilizes the connections as described in the instruction manual included with your element™ Ca Reactor. Option 2 reverses these connections. Choosing between the two will be largely a personal preference, but factors to consider are how convenient CO2 regulation is setup for the system or where the effluent line might be better located. Additionally, in practice, some might find better management of CO2 recovery in one or the other.
If CO2 recovery is of primary concern, then Option 3 might be the better choice. Using this configuration, the effluent tubing connects directly to the base and no CO2 is lost. However, it is still beneficial to direct the effluent flow from the tubing into a protein skimmer such as the aquavitro® division series or to a point where there is consistent water surface disruption, ensuring that any possible CO2 is driven out of solution or that low pH water has its pH increased in value before flowing back to the aquarium