Ultra Reef makes some of the most beautiful calcium reactors

Ultra Reef is an Italian aquarium gear builder which has been making fine protein skimmers and calcium reactors for several years now. We’ve watched the design of their calcium shift and change ever slightly over time, and what they have…

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…

Seachem Reef Reactor media in Md and Lg grain sizes

Seachem Reef Reactor is a new natural form of high purity calcium reactor media. For a company that’s been in business for going on 35 years, we can’t imagine how it too Seachem so long to come out with such…

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…

Skimz Monzter Mini Calcium Reactor is compact and streamlined

The Skimz Monzter Mini Calcium Reactor is small on size, but big on features and quite noticeably different from what we have seen before. It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a truly novel calcium reactor design, and Skimz of…

Skimz Monzter Mini Calcium Reactor debuting at Aquarama next week

Skimz is at it again with its mission to gain more real estate in your sump with the introduction of its Skimz Monzter Mini Calcium Reactor next week at Aquarama in Singapore. Powered by what they are touting as 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…

The Genio CA Master, a Calcium reactor with a controllable DC pump

The Genio CA Master from Genio Systems is the first calcium reactor to use an efficient and controllable DC pump. As you may have noticed from the preponderance of new dosing pump systems being released in the aquarium hobby, multi…

Marine Aquarium Antacid: Understanding Alkalinity

When I first made the switch from freshwater to marine fishkeeping, I was somewhat befuddled by the term “alkalinity” as it’s typically used on the saltwater side of the hobby. During all my years of keeping freshwater systems, I had…

Vertex RXC Calcium Reactor means serious business

The Vertex RX-C is a brand new calcium design from Vertex Aquaristik which throws in everything but the kitchen sink. The RX-C has just about every single bell and whistle you could ever want from a calcium reactor not the…