When the AquaMaxx Nano Calcium Reactor CR-1 first showed up on our doorstep, our first thought was that the price of this calcium reactor is no reflection on the quality of the build, design or components of the AquaMaxx CR-1. On paper, it is sometimes hard to gauge the true value of a value-priced piece of aquarium equipment. With it’s Sicce pump, acrylic build, heavy duty hose and common sense HOB design, the CR-1 is probably packing more features and similar performance as the original Knop calcium reactor that started it all. Did we mention that the AquaMaxx CR-1 sells for a suspiciously low $140?
We have not yet fired up this nano hang on AquaMaxx Calcium Reactor but so far the feel and finish of the unit is top notch. If the features stopped there we’d already be impressed but other small details make us really look forward to putting the CR-1 in operation: integrated intake flow control, large bubble counter, guide holes for all the hoses and a built-in union joint on the pump inlet should make the CR-1 a reefer’s delight. The upflow design should also prevent compaction of fine particles leading to better long term performance and less frequent servicing. Let’s hope all the signs are true once the CR-1 is put to the test, more angles of the AquaMaxx Nano Calcium Reactor when you continue reading.