The element™ Ca Reactor provides and maintains a virtually constant calcium, magnesium and alkalinity ratio, which is critical to the long term success of reef aquaria. The element™ Ca Reactor functions by using CO2 to react with a calcium reactor media such as Seachem’s Reef Reactor™. CO2 acidifies the water flowing through the reactor and thereby dissolves the media which releases calcium, magnesium, carbonates among other elements and components of the chosen reactor media. A CO2 filled tank along with a pH probe and preferably a CO2 controlling system are required and/or highly recommended for proper functionality of the element™ Ca Reactor.
The element™ M Reactor is a filter media reactor that allows for the use of virtually any type of filter media in either fluidized or non-fluidized flow - including fine particle media such as resins. The element™ M Reactor allows for excellent efficient reaction with consistent even flow from the bottom of the reactor to the top. Using the adjustable internal plate, filter media can even be separated to allow for various uses within the same reactor. The element™ M Reactor features a by-pass valve which allows for fine flow regulation for even the most delicate media such as beaded resins.
The element™ Z Reactor is designed to utilize zeolite as a filter media in removing various pollutants from a reef aquarium while also providing a media to house beneficial bacteria. This method of filtration has been shown to increase coral coloration in many cases by reducing organic nutrient loads in reef aquaria to much lower levels. An important factor in use of the element™ Z Reactor is to utilize the wash feature of the reactor on the media 1-2 times per day. The wash of the media allows for more efficient filtration by keeping the bio film that grows on the media at a minimum while also feeding reef aquarium inhabitants the bio film itself.
|element™ Ca||element™ M||element™ Z|
|Reactor Column Volume||1.9 liters/0.5 US gallons||1.9 liters/0.5 US gallons||1.9 liters/0.5 US gallons|
|Reactor Chamber Volume||1.2 liters/0.35 US gallons||1.2 liters/0.35 US gallons||1.2 liters/0.35 US gallons|
|Height||36.3 cm/14.3"||43.5 cm/17.1"||43.5 cm/17.1"|
|Clearance Height||42 cm/16.5"||46 cm/18.1"||46 cm/18.1"|
|Footprint||21 x 11 cm/8.2" x 4.4"||21 x 11 cm/8.2" x 4.4"||21 x 11 cm/8.2" x 4.4"|