The PF509 is the starting model of a new fourth generation of Deltec Fluidised Calcium Reactors which now comes with a full bayonet fitting on the top for full and easy access to the media.
This may be the baby of the family but with its fluidising action it is capable of providing the required calcium levels on tanks up to 100 UK gallons - 450 litres - 119 US gallons.
The reactor comes complete with 2 kg of Rowalith C+ media and if you add this to one of the D-D saltwater Co2 sets then you will have everything that you need to plug and play.
Mk4 Fluidised Calcium Reactor
For use in saltwater Aquariums only
For Aquariums up to 450 litres - 100 UK gallons - 119 US gallons.
L: 180mm x W: 140mm x H: 500mm
L: 7 1/8 " x W: 5 1/2" x H: 19 3/4"
For fluidized calcium reactors to achieve the stated capacities, Rowalith C+ media is recommended
Deltec PF509 Fluidized Calcium Reactor
Posted: 12/13/2009 from JERICHO, NY UNITED STATES
The reactor work very well. HOWEVER don't try to get any service from Deltec. What a bad customer service company. Every time I called them with an issue I got NOTHING from them. Sorry but for the money what a I will look for another option.
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Posted: 8/5/2008 from CHATSWORTH, CA UNITED STATES
At first I questioned myself about buying a $1000+ phosphate/carbon reactor but not anymore. The ease at which the media can be put in and taken out is amazing. The quality of the unit itself is amazing. The size is perfect because the footprint is really small. A-...the minus is the cost, but other than that nice work.
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Posted: 5/19/2008 from BROOKLYN, NY UNITED STATES
As far as build quality and performance, you can't beat it but it's achilles heal is the aquabee pump. My original pump lasted 3 months and to this date i do not have a replacement from Deltec, i was lucky enough to get the exact pump from one of the online communities otherwise i would have a useless reactor in my cabinet. if i had the to get another reactor i would go with another brand, not worth the aggrevation.
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Good design w/ Poor pump
Posted: 5/1/2008 from SoCal
Reactor design and build are excellent like all Deltec Equipment. Reactor is easy to use with very high dKh values. Aquabee pump with my unit lasted for 4 months. 2nd aquabee went for 5 months before developing a noise due to wear on the impellor bushings. Converted the reactor to an Eheim pump. Aquebee pumps are hard to come by in the US (Cannot be purchased at Marine Depot) and all Deltec equipment uses metric PVC fittings so coverting to a different pump is not easy.
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