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SeaBones Calcium Reactor v2
SeaBones Calcium Reactor v2
SeaBones Calcium Reactor v2

SeaBones Calcium Reactor v2

16 reviews
$ 469.99

 

Balanced replenishment of calcium and alkalinity is among the most important water quality corrections required for a thriving reef aquarium.  The SeaBones calcium reactor achieves this by liberating calcium and bicarbonate ions from aragonite media, typically old coral skeletons, using CO2 gas.  This process yields equal amounts of calcium and alkalinity added to your aquarium water with no by-product ions, unlike with two-part A/B solutions, which can throw off your system's ionic balance.

Once the reactor is installed and set to meet the calcium and alkalinity demands of your aquarium, it is a very hands-off system for continuous addition of these needed elements.  Since it operates continuously, calcium and alkalinity are added at exactly the rate they are taken up, resulting in very stable water chemistry parameters.  This is essential for the health of sensitive corals like Acropora sp. (SPS, aka Stability Promotes Success).  Again, this is unlike two-part solutions, which are often added all at once, causing a spike in calcium and alkalinity levels on a daily basis.

Back by popular demand (and some of you have been asking for a long time), our new version 2 SeaBones reactor takes advantage of the efficient design we developed for our Mutiny Ozone reactor, using a low power draw Sicce syncra pump to quietly and rapidly recycle seawater through a carbon dioxide internal atmosphere.  The coral bones media effectively acts as a diffusion chamber, creating a large surface area for CO2 to dissolve into seawater and react with the media.

Keeping the system simple, we selected a very tiny and energy efficient 12v DC feed pump, and matching drip nozzle that automatically sets the flow through rate at an ideal and consistent level.  This small pump is still capable of building significant internal reactor pressure, useful for helping dissolve CO2 into seawater.


Technical Data

Footprint with connected optional secondary media chamber: 12" x 7" x 21" tall.  Without the secondary chamber, the footprint is 7" x 7".

The secondary reactor chamber can be placed remotely for more flexible footprint options.

What's Included

Comes with main reactor, recirculating pump, feed pump, drip nozzle for flow control, and CO2 check valve.  The secondary chamber pictured with the main reactor is optional.

4 feet of tubing for reactor hook up are included, all CO2 safe tubing for water connections is included.

What's needed

A CO2 cylinder and regulator with bubble counter are required for operation but must be purchased separately.  We recommend the Aquarium Plants' Carbon Doser CO2 regulator.

We recommend chunky "coral bones" style calcium reactor media, such as Two Little Fishies' Reborn media.


Installation Guide

 

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ZH
12/12/2020
Zach H.
United States United States
No bones about it, AWESOME!!

As always another Avast grand slam!! This reactor is well thought out and assembled perfectly. I really like that the Rector with 2nd chamber fits 8.8lbs of my favorite media perfectly. Hook up it awesome and the included feed pump makes dialing it in even easier! Thanks for another great product Avast!!

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JG
08/28/2020
Joshua G.
United States United States
Checks all the boxes!

From the small footprint and fantastic build quality to the ease of setup and simplicity of dialing in this was exactly what I was looking for! I have had multiple calcium reactors in the past and the thought put into this one far surpasses the others. All this on top of the extremely fast response from Avast when ordering has made my experience with them overall amazing. I look forward to using this reactor for years to come.

DF
08/04/2020
Darin F.
United States United States
SeaBones Calcium Reactor v2

Great product and easy setup. I have been running my reactor for 2 weeks. My readings on average Alk 9, Calcium 484 and Magnesium 1363. It took a little adjusting to figure out how far to insert the Ph probe (1.75”) without restricting the flow.

IB
07/14/2020
Ivan B.
United States United States
SeaBones Calcium Reactor v2

Awesome reactor and great support to help set it up in my unusual scenario! (reactor above the sump) I am using Kamoer to push feed water into reactor.

DM
06/21/2020
Daniel M.
Canada Canada
Seabones in Canada

This reactor arrived here in Canada fast, and in one piece. Well built, solid, and well finished. Set up way easy, appreciate having everything you would need together - feed pump, zipties, o-ring lube... The reactor is gnarly. Perfect size for my system, holds 1 big bag of Reborn media between the main and secondary chamber. Runs silent, awesome Ph probe holder, and c'mon - it just looks cool. Going to look through and see what other things I can snag from Avast.