IceCap is increasing the product line with three new kalk reactors for aquariums ranging in dimension between 100 gallons and past 300 gallons and they’re hitting the market now.
The IceCap Kalk Reactor or Mixer as they like to name it, is particularly setup for mixing calcium hydroxide (Kalkwasser). Kalkwasser reactors are nothing new however most of them use a recirculation pump or mixing rod to stir the saturated resolution of RODI water and Kalk powder. IceCap has determined to go along with a pace adjustable magnetic mixer.
The IceCap Kalk Mixer is made out of PVC and acrylic and it might simply be built-in into your aquarium auto-top-off setup.
Adjustable pace magnetic mixerSolid PVC and acrylic constructionCompact profile simply matches beneath your tankReactor vessel detaches from base for straightforward maintenancePush-fit tubing connectorsConvenient quick-fill cap for mess free Kalkwasser additionSealed hermetic setting preserves resolution potencyGravity drain design ensures dependable efficiency
Why use Kalk?
If you’re an previous reefer ,like me, then you’re effectively conscious of the advantages of utilizing Kalk however for you newer aquarists, right here’s the thin.
Utilizing Kalkwasser to complement the aquarium with calcium and carbonates is likely one of the most effective and financial strategies and has been used efficiently on reef aquariums for many years. Kalkwasser additionally has the additional benefit of decreasing phosphate ranges within the aquarium. Kalkwasser causes phosphate to precipitate out of resolution as calcium phosphate (Ca3(PO4)2) making it biologically unavailable for nuisance algae. Kalkwasser powder is comparatively cheap, is tremendous concentrated and might merely be blended into your top-off water. Moreover, the elevated pH of the ensuing kalkwasser resolution and CO2 decreasing properties assist to keep up a extra fascinating and steady pH of eight.three inside your tank.
The usage of the IceCap Kalk Mixer will guarantee most focus with every dose to your aquarium and cut back the necessity for frequent guide additions and mixing of the answer. Briefly, it might make your reefing expertise just a little simpler with the added advantages talked about above.
How It Works
straightforward opening lid for kalk top-off
IceCap tells us that setup is straightforward. Merely join the IceCap Kalk Mixer to any freshwater reservoir with the usage of an Auto High Off unit or dosing pump. Kalkwasser powder is then added to the blending chamber by way of the quick-fill cap positioned on the highest of the mixer. The adjustable pace motor ought to then be connected to a timer or controller (not included) and set to periodically combine the answer contained in the reactor a number of occasions per day.
When freshwater is pumped out of your ATO reservoir into the reactor, the freshly blended and extremely concentrated Kalkwasser resolution is pushed out and into your aquarium.
When including kalkwasser to any aquarium, it is strongly recommended to make use of a pump with a sluggish circulation fee. As a result of excessive pH of the answer, you could add kalkwasser slowly and in small quantities, sometimes a number of occasions per day. Most ATO methods available on the market will match the circulation fee wants of the reactor very properly due to the small and frequent dosages of freshwater.
IceCap recommends topping off the reactor with extra kalkwasser powder each two weeks. The reactor vessel solely must be rinsed out utterly as soon as per thirty days to eliminate precipitates and make room for contemporary Kalkwasser powder.
Accessible in three Sizes:
Small – Splendid for Aquariums as much as 100gal
Footprint: 5.7″ x 5.7″ | Physique Diameter: 5″ | Peak: 25″ | Holding Capability: ~1gal
Medium- Splendid for Aquariums as much as 200gal
Footprint: 7″ x 7″ | Physique Diameter: 6″ | Peak: 25″ | Holding Capability: ~2gal
Giant – Splendid for Aquariums as much as 300gal+
Footprint: 9″ x 9″ | Physique Diameter: eight″ | Peak: 25″ | Holding Capability: ~3gal
push join fittingsmagnetic stir rod