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Coralife Calcium Reactor - up to 500 gallons

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Coralife

Feature(s):

  • Easy-Twist CA+ Reactor Chamber Cover (3" dia.) with pH Probe/Sensor Inlet Fitting
  • Integrated Clear CO2 Bubble Counter and CO2 Check Valve
  • Reactor Intake Media Strainer
  • 3` Water Supply Input Tubing with Strainer
  • Water Supply Control Valve
  • Removable Self-Priming External Pump
  • Clear Water-Flow Indicator Chamber
  • 3` CA+ Reactor Output Tubing
  • Compact High-Grade Acrylic Construction
  • Calcium Media and CO2 System Required


Product Manuals & Documentation

Coralife Calcium Reactor - up to 500 gallons

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Coralife Aquarium Supplies
Coralife is one of the market’s leading manufacturers of premium aquarium products. The brand is best known for their comprehensive line of aquarium lights, protein skimmers and calcium reactors. Coralife’s unique line of aquarium accessories—protective gloves for maintenance and coral propagation, accurate and affordable digital thermometers and hydrometers—set Coralife apart from other brands and have created quite a following among aquarium hobbyists. With an ever-expanding and diverse product line coupled with customer support that is second-to-none, Coralife sets the bar high for aquarium supply manufacturers and they will no doubt continue to wow aquarists with their innovative, low-cost solutions for years to come.

16 Reviews

KENNETH DECKER from ASHAWAY, RI UNITED STATES

05/12/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

500 gallon ca reactor

It was easy to set up never had a reactor before I like CoraLife product I have 3 220 gallon coralife protein skimmers love there product they all work great. I have a 55 gallon a 125 gallon and a 210 gallon salt water tank and I am going to buy more coralife reactors.

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JOHN MOFFETT from YUMA, AZ UNITED STATES

05/27/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Coralife Calcium Reactor

Simple plug and play design. Works great but leaks. Not useable out of sump.

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JUAN MANUEL CORREA from Miami, FL UNITED STATES

01/24/2010

Experience Level: Expert

for the money its perfect!!

its cheap!!! it works!! setup was ok holds 1 liter of media! its not an A++ product but it does the job!

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MARK ROMAN from SAFETY HARBOR, FL UNITED STATE

01/15/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Not worth the money

The good thing about this calcium reactor is that it is cheap. Even so, it isn't worth the money. As another reviewer stated, bubbles build up in the pump line (I found it happened at least once a week) preventing eluent from being pumped into the tank. Construction is flimsy, and the foam filter pad would get clogged preventing the pump from drawing sufficient water. I spent more time maintaining this than if I had dosed my tank with calcium manually.

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JOHN V SIMON from ANNA, TX UNITED STATES

07/16/2009

Experience Level: Expert

Great but after modification

This reactor is a good cheap base if you willing to modify it(this will void the warranty). Silicon around the pump and PTFE tape on all the screw threads, ussed eggcrate to lift the sponge up above the outlet, added a second chamber with crushed coral to further remove CO2, replaced the inlet hose screw with a needle valve for finer flow control and added a ball valve to the top for venting gas buildup occasionally.

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Mike M. from MN

03/31/2009

Experience Level: Expert

you get what you pay for

Pros: inexpensive, compact, easy to fill, pH probe-ready, low-power consumption Cons: Getting the unit running (getting air out of pump inlet line) is time-consuming and tedious. A bubble builds up in the top of the unit every couple of weeks which requires the inlet/outlet tubes be pinched off so the top can be unscrewed and water can be poured in. The pump attaches bayonet-style, and it is very flimsy and cracks easily. The "auto-fill" bubble counter goes dry over time and there is no easy way to refill it.

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WILLIE VAUGHN from TACOMA, WA UNITED STATES

06/16/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Coral life

Pretty painless to set up. been running it for 3 months now on a 60 gallon with no problems at all.

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William Paredes from MIAMI, FL UNITED STATES

12/08/2007

Experience Level: Expert

Very Good

This the best site, the reactor realy work. Thanks MD.

2 out of 5 found this review helpful

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Reefermaniac from

07/06/2007

Awesome and affordable!!

I've been using it for almost 1 year now. It's been flawless eversince. You cant beat the price and performance. Why would you pay $450+ for the same Job where you can get for $130-$200? BE SMART

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Nicholas from

Good, But Needs A Few Mods

I could not even get any effluent out of this thing until I did two mods. 1-It needs a feed pump. An aqualifter seems just fine.2-You need to use a piece of 3/4" PVC and egg crate to raise up the foam

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