Using a calcium reactor is not exactly an easy thing to do, which is why DaStaCo has designed the new Xtrema calcium reactor the likes of which both intermediate and advanced reef builders would delight in operating. Two common problems with using a calcium reactor are the reduced-pH seawater effluent which is laden with CO2 and with so many moving parts, it can be hard to know if you should adjust the bubble count, the pump speed or the effluent rate to increase or decrease the addition of calcium and alkalinity.
The DaStaCo Xtrema takes all the guess work out of using a calcium reactor with a novel power bar that controls the dosing pump, the recirculation pump and the rate of CO2 addition. A range of sensors keeps the DaStaCo Extrema running in peak working condition so that the user can simply dial the rate of calcium and alkalinity supply with a +/- knob right on the control bar. In recent years we’ve become a little averse to the nuances of using a calcium reactor but these simple controls together with a hyper efficient CO2 reaction chamber puts the DaStaCo Xtrema high on our list of new reefing products to try out.