My new reactor:
Calc and Alk:
Done reading those? Okay, you are now an expert : D .
Reed you blues fan, lol I was talking about media for the calcium reactor, not what substraight for the tank, lol. the Phosphates in cc and or argonite are lock up and bound in the particles and will only be release when the water reaches a certain ph (like the ph in the reacto). On the substriaght you can use a dsb or cc as you please, they just come with some cons, that you need to deal with as time goes by.So Mike, If aragonite is out and CC is out, what other media is there to avoid the barron look of a bare bottom tank? I know from a clean and sterile standpoint bare bottom is the best option, but I don't want a research tank, I want a display that is pleasing and functional. Too much to ask maybe
Seems to be a potential to reprecipitate back into the reactor. What do you think?Another approach is to aerate the effluent before it is delivered to the tank._ In this case, the goal is to blow off the excess CO2 before it gets to the tank. _This approach can work in theory, but typically does not because not enough degassing time is permitted before the effluent enters the tank._ Another concern of this approach is that if it really were successful at raising the pH, the supersaturation of CaCO3 in the effluent might get high enough to cause reprecipitation of CaCO3 in the reactor, fouling it and reducing itâ€™s effectiveness._