Aquavitro Element Reactors by Seachem for Calcium, Zeolite or Chemical Media

The Aquavitro Element Reactors by Seachem are a series of new devices that are quickly rounding out the company’s reef aquarium hardware catalog. Last week we saw Seachem reveal their Sentia Dose, Impulse Pumps and Division Skimmers and with the…

Budget Vs. Premium Calcium Reactors, Servicing & Cleaning 2 Different Models

Calcium reactors are one of the most novel tools for maintaining mineral balance a reef aquarium with fast growing, resource-hungry stony corals. Like all things ‘made for reef tanks’, there’s a huge range in how much you can spend on…

10 Things to Know About Calcium Reactors

Now more than ever reef aquarists all over the world are successfully growing a wide range of stony corals, and experiencing the increased mineral demands that comes with having larger corals. Multi part dosing can go a long way to…

The Best Macroalgae Reactors – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Macroalgae reactors are built with the sole purpose of growing chaetomorpha algae. While it’s possible to grow small amounts of chaetomorpha in a refugium, a dedicated macroalgae reactor goes beyond the humble refugium to create a supercharged macroalgae growing machine.…

Coral Composter by Liquid Oasis is like a Diet Calcium Reactor

The ‘Coral Composter’ is a terrible name for an otherwise interesting concept product recently introduced by talented craftsmen at Liquid Oasis. First shown off at ReefStock Australia in late summer, the Coral Composter straddles the line between being a real calcium…

Triton Infusion Broad Spectrum Trace Element Additive

Triton Infusion is an exciting new trace element additive from the company that has put big emphasis on real, analytical chemistry of reef aquarium water. Proper temperature management, lighting quality and water flow speed are all important parts of keeping…

Nyos Torq Media Reactor Review – Breeze Through Refills with Quick Fit Chambers

The Nyos Torq is one of the most innovative new media reactor designs we’ve seen in the reef aquarium hobby for several years. First revealed in Germany at InterZoo back in May, Nyos has been tweaking and refining the Nyos…

ReMag boosts the magnesium output of calcium reactors

ReMag is a new magnesium reaction media for boosting this important element from calcium reactors. Normal calcium reactor medias are basically aragonite, and primarily output calcium and carbonate and only minor traces of other elements as they are dissolved. Two…

First hand experience with the DaStaCo automatic calcium reactor

DaStaCo’s calcium reactors are a unique application of using acidified seawater to continuously dissolve calcium carbonate media to supply minerals to fast growing SPS corals. Where all other calcium reactor designs use a solenoid valve that is controlled through the…

DaStaCo2 calcium reactor media now available in America from Triton US

With the introduction of Triton additives and Triton Lab water testing, the reef aquarium community has become increasingly cognizant of trace levels of beneficial elements, impurities, and anything that could be an unwanted source for the latter. It’s now easier…