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    Calcium Reactor vs. Dosing on Nano Tank

    Hey guys,

    When I have my setup all done and my tank up and running (20G Long w/ 15G Sump), eventually down the road I plan to get some sps and a clam or 2 and if I can avoid dosing some Ca by using a Ca Reactor id prefer that.

    I spoke with harley from acryliccity regarding a Ca Reactor, he said I would be better off dosing for a small tank. I would just like to get some second opinions, if anybody here has run a Ca Reactor on a small tank or why it would be better off dosing than using a reactor.

    Any help appreciated!
    Thanks

    AK

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    I agree that simple dosing would be easier for you on your wallet. People use reractors when they have much bigger tanks that would require an enormous amount of additives which would end up costing way too much.

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    Easy on the wallet initially, Ill agree there but in the long run from what ive read, Ca reactors is cheaper since buying Ca supplement can get expensive over time, am I wrong ?? Plus Harley quoted me a good price for one so its not a big loss money wise for me though because I plan on upgrading tank size as I get more experience in the hobby so I know later on I will require it.

    One of the things I wonder is can it give TOO much Ca in my tank and then wreak havoc ??

    AK
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    Cool

    dosing would be best. A reactor can fluctuate sometimes and/or needs to be dialed in. If this happens on a nano tank say good buy

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    Thanks for all responses everyone!

    If dosing would be best...then dosing is what I will have to do then...

    What about a Kalkwasser, would that be good rather than a Ca Reactor or again, could I run into the same problems on a nano ?

    My goal here is to have my setup as automated as possible, so maybe a dosing pump or such would rather be better on a nano but I find they are a bit pricey, any other suggestions ?

    AK
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    You could probably set up a Kalk drip from a Kent Aquadose.

    http://aquariacanada.com/osCommerce/...7e7b1e562a4e7a

    With a slow enough drip, you could most probably maintain your Ca/alk levels, and topoff issues as well.
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