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diy kalk reactor and skimmer info needed

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MnReefMan

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well after i get settled in i am interested in building my own kalk reacto and protein skimmer...anyone got any good links or phots to share.
thanks
 

Mushroom Boy

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Hi Clint.

I've made the reactor at the below site and have had good luck with it. I'm in the process of building another one right now...

Paul.
http://www.mv.com/users/besposito/nilsen.html
 

mojoreef

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heres one for a calcium reactor
http://www.animalnetwork.com/fish2/aqfm/1998/mar/features/2/default.asp
 
T

Tpeck

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I saw your post I hope this helps

The cost (all aprox)

Liter Meter III 300.00
Plastic Tube 40.00
Power head 20.00
Kalk 10.00
Homedepot trips 40.00 (drill bits, connectors, new hack saw blade, teflon tape, PVC cement, PVC, hose clamp, PVC end cap)
RO storage tank 20.00

as you can see this 60-80 dollar project turned into quite a lot, but is well worth it for me. No more dosing, no more adding RO water, and soon auto water change this is why I went with Liter meter. Just waiting on spare funds. In process of building new canopy with dual 400w MH. Below you will see pretty much all links used to make this. Would I recommend this= YES

This was the link http://www.mv.com/users/besposito/reef.html I started with and used his final entry of his data log to start mine. I also came across another design http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/...ank/nilsen.html which I took the top of for mine. I got my plastic from this link http://www.regal-plastics.com/regal.../round_tube.htm and the most expensive purchase was from here for my Liter meter III http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...ory_Code=Dosers

I hope this helps
 

H20doctor

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Jul 4, 2003
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Iv'e built San Jays reactor , calcium that is and remodified to work better. the cost to build one is about 65.00 bucks . I can build it for you for about 125.00. thats cheap for a calcium reactor ready to go with bubble counter, and pump. The reactor holds about 4lbs of media.
 
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