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ViaAqua Acro-Cal Calcium Reactor

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Acro-cal calcium reactor offers a simple and convenient solution for maintaining calcium and alkalinity in your reef tank. After the initial setup, the calcium reactor requires minimal maintenance. A calcium reactor is almost a necessity for tanks heavily stocked with stony coral where calcium and alkalinity demands are high and will promote coral line algae growth. Calcium reactors provide a steady supply of calcium by using CO2 to dissolve media in the reactor and, thus, releasing calcium into your water. The effluent released also acts as a buffer to stabilize kh.

  • Built in water pump
  • For use in sump or hanging
  • Comes with bubble counter
  • Easy to remove twist off top
  • Affordable
  • For aquariums from 10-75gal
  • Built in bleed valve
  • Dimensions: 14 ¾” H x 3 7/8” W

Specifications

  • Built in water pump
  • For use in sump or hanging
  • Comes with bubble counter
  • Easy to remove twist off top
  • Affordable
  • For aquariums from 10-75gal
  • Built in bleed valve
  • Dimensions: 14 ¾” H x 3 7/8” W


Product Manuals & Documentation

ViaAqua Acro-Cal Calcium Reactor

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

Manufacturer Info

ViaAqua
Commodity Axis is an importer, exporter and manufacturer of products for the Aquatic industries. Headquartered in the United States, we primarily work with companies within the Pacific Rim-China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.


Warranty

1 year manufacturer warranty

ARON SPALDING from REGO PARK, NY UNITED STATES

09/04/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

Great Product

It has been great so far; inverts are rather vibrant!

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MICHAEL from SAN BERNARDINO, CA UNITED STAT

11/29/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

don't waste your money

With all things in life you get what you pay for. It's very cheap but don't waste your money. Water leaks from the lid. The pump that circulates water within the pump is very cheap quality.

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JASON CIHAL from MELBOURNE, FL UNITED STATES

09/26/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good product

Not a bad calcium reactor for the price. It is rated right but I would not put it on a larger system and expect it to keep up. I am cosidering getting another and using it for a sulfur denitrator. Price is right for a small reactor.

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Bill CARRIER from CHEHALIS, WA UNITED STATES

08/29/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Leaky POS

When I got it I thought, looks great, simple, compact, attractive, great price. Then I installed it. I've been working with it for 2 weeks now and have had the following problems: 1. Chamber gasket leaks, it is very touchy. I finally got it sealed using silicone lubricant but it's a new struggle to get it sealed every time I open it, which I've had to do often because of other problems (see below). 2. The green valve leaked around the stem from the get go. I finally removed it to put sealant on, it has male threads but when I reinstalled discovered there are no female threads in the head plate, it had been glued in. Ended up sealing it with silicone sealant but it's fragile. I hate having to do "hack" repairs but can see no alternative. 3. The circulation moter to disperse the CO2 is unreliable. Either doesn't work at all or is very noisy. I have not found a fix for this. I like the design but this thing is just too cheaply made to be useful.

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Henrystyle from East Stroudsburg, PA USA

07/16/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Via Aqua Calcium Reactor

Nice Simple reactor. The only thing is the top has a slight leak. Not the best gasket on there. Had to seal it with some silicone. Got it working ok. We will see what happens...Not throwing the box away yet! lol

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ANTHONY SCHOLTES from TAYLORS, SC UNITED STATES

12/02/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good for 2nd column

I didn't want to pay the $150 plus for a second column for my Korallin 1502, so I got this little gem. I was expecting it to be so-so, but it has worked out well. The control valves on the top are my only complaint. I just decided to use JG fittings instead. I would recommend as a second column addition, as I haven't tested it independently on another system.

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TONY AMARAL from SAN JOSE, CA UNITED STATES

09/23/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

my review of the Acro Cal

I just bought one for my 55 sps dominant tank. So far I have broken one of the barbed fittings for the C02 water inlet, the seal does not seam to work all that well and the reactor is leaking. Trying to fix the leaks and the barbed inlet and see how it goes but for now I haven’t been able to get it running.

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DEAN CHI from UPLAND, CA UNITED STATES

08/02/2007

Experience Level: Expert

Via Aqua Calcium Reactor

Pros: well made product; easy screw-on cap; fairly informative manual; works as advertised, definitely for no more than what it's rated; fairly inexpensive Cons: needs separate pump to feed water into reactor; effluent maxed out at 14-16 dKH; any more than 20 bubbles/min. causes stream of CO2 at outlet;

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