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AquaMaxx Star S-3 Calcium Reactor

AquaMaxx Star S-3 Calcium Reactor

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AquaMaxx Star S-3 Calcium Reactor Information

123The all-new AquaMaxx Star S-3 combines top-quality materials, a high-efficiency pump and innovative design to deliver a superb calcium reactor.

Special injection design reduces wear-and-tear and extends the life of the Italian-Made Sicce pump. Conical lid virtually eliminates all dead spots inside the reactor and recirculates unused CO2 to maximize efficiency. With a built-in a pH probe holder, you can easily keep an eye on the pH inside the calcium reactor with a pH monitor or control the CO2 with a pH controller. Not only will you be impressed by its effectiveness, you will also be impressed visually by the look and design of the AquaMaxx Star Calcium Reactor!

With the AquaMaxx Star Calcium Reactor, CO2 is injected on the outlet side of the pump. This prevents cavitation and helps to prolong the life of the pump. Outlet-injection also ensures that the flow rate inside the reactor stays constant to maximize efficiency.

CO2 recovery design re-injects excess/unused CO2. This helps to lower CO2 usage and to make sure no excess CO2 goes back to your aquarium.

Aqualifter Pump recommended for installation!

  • Reverse-flow design to prevent clogging and improve water circulation.
  • Thumbscrews allow for easy lid removal. Easy to clean and service!
  • Designed to be used with any calcium reactor media.
  • Overall height: 21” (not including hoses)
  • Pump: Italian-made SICCE Syncra silent 2.0
  • Reaction tube diameter: 8”
  • Chamber capacity: 10 L
  • Footprint: 13” x 14.6”
  • Capacity: up to 1000 Gallons

Manufacturer Info

AquaMaxx is a Southern California-based aquarium supply company that entered the market in mid-2008 with a line of affordable metal halide bulbs. The brand quickly gained recognition as word spread about the high quality and low cost of their lamps. In 2009, AquaMaxx released a line of aquarium filter socks and, in early 2010, unveiled an assortment of high-performance protein skimmer accessories and upgrades.

AquaMaxx Star S-3 Calcium Reactor Reviews

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Posted: 5/22/2016 from SUGAR LAND, TX UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: High quality product, it would be better if the instructions is written in such a way that it reference the diagram step by step. I used only the diagram to hook mine up. Be patience with the air pocket, it will disappear in a couple of days.

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Very NICE Reactor!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/18/2016 from FOLSOM, CA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Pros: Solid co2 recirculation design Strong sidewall penetration points Extremely quite Comes with tubing Holds about 17lbs of coarse media and 2.7g of water Excellent Customer service (company replies to email!) Cons: Instructions kind of weak: Could be an issue for First time Calcium reactor users. No secondary effluent chamber Real World experience: Added a 3-way valve to top to bleed off any excess air during break-in period. Added a one way check to input in case of power outage. Added a Precise needle valve for effluent control. Added secondary media chambers for effluent. Overall, I would RECOMMEND this product.

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