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Opinions k2r ca reactor

Discussion in 'Lighting and Equipment' started by JuanGutz, May 25, 2018.

  1. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Have an opportunity to trade for one of these and know nothing about them. Any one have experience with them?
     
  2. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    That’s what i’m Running.
     
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  3. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    No way! Okay well I’m sold them.
     
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  4. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    lol
     
  5. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Emulate others success!
     
  6. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    oh I agree. I just found that funny. Hopefully you have similar results!
     
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  7. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I hear the Masterflex Peristaltic pump is a great addition to any calcium reactor.... I thought the doctor has one
     
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  8. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    We’re running going to two part arnt ya?
     
  9. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    They are good. CaRx are an easy concept... the only real differences that matter are the pump and reverse vs. regular flow. I would use one.
     
  10. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Juan, I run the reactor with a master flex. It has the potential to be a great system. The k2r has been better than my MRC. Pretty simple reactor... it’s probably 20 years old! The eheim pump still runs silent.

    I am thinking of going to three part. Mostly due to being out of town a lot and having problems with forgetting to get co2 and such. I hate to have my wife test and have to make adjustments to the calcium reactor. I guess user error is my problem lately...

    I got a nice parastalic pump that I can control from a far. My wife and kids are good at testing alk and can call convey that info.

    I am definitely NOT selling the reactor, master flex or the aquarium plants regular as it is an awesome combo. Time will tell what I’ll Really end up doing. I have no problem recommending the k2r though. I’ve grown a lot of coral without ANY other supplements with the thing. Just good old halides and water changes. (10 gallons a week)
     
  11. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If you use an apex, there are ways around the forgetting about CO2 and needing your wife to adjust it. With proper coding, you can be alerted when CO2 is starting to run low (it detects about 10% remaining IME) and you can make minor adjustments remotely by adjusting the internal pH up or down slightly.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using MASC mobile app
     
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