The Importance of Regular Calcium reactor Maintenance

The Twin Tech Calcium reactor by Deltec has been one of the most critical pieces of equipment for maintaining mineral balance on the largest system at the Reef Builders Studio. For over 18 months this hot rod of chemistry management…

Is a $25 pH Monitor Even Any Good?

When I started keeping aquariums in the mid 1990s a pH monitor from Milwaukee Instruments or American Marine cost around a hundred dollars. Do you know how much they cost today around twenty five years later? They’re still roughly the…

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…

Seabones V2 is a Wet-Dry Inspired Calcium Reactor by Avast

Avast has well-deserved reputation for thinking outside the glass box and the new version of their Seabones calcium reactor is a very prime example of this originality. It’s been almost eight years since the original Avast Marine Seabones was introduced…

DaStaCo Calcium Reactor Review [Video]

DaStaCo introduced the first radical new design for a calcium reactor with their Xtrema model back in 2014 and they’re continuing to keep it fresh with the DaStaCo Compact. We got our hands on this new smaller yet still powerful…

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…

Deltec CR Twin Tech Calcium Reactor Review

The CR Twin Tech is one of the most ambitious new calcium reactor designs we’ve seen in nearly ten years. Created by Deltec this new version of the automatic calcium reactor concept is the epitome of the kitchen sink approach…

Cove’s New Calcium Reactor

Cove is best known as the premium brand of protein skimmers from China using the fabled AquaBee needle wheel pumps. But Cove makes a whole lot more than just skimmers, and they’ve just recently introduced their second generation calcium reactor. …

Getting the Deltec Twin Tech Calcium Reactor Up & Running [Video]

The Reef Buyilders Studio is finally reaching a certain degree of completion to the point that we can start using ‘Big Boy’ reef gear. The first hot rod piece of reef aquarium equipment to get a proper showcase is the…

CR Twin Tech is Deltec’s Take on the Automatic Calcium Reactor

The CR Twin Tech is a new automatic calcium reactor from Deltec with a lot of bells and whistles, like all of them. At first look the Cr-Twin Tech is a lot for the eyes to take in, but there’s…