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There are two types of calcium reactor, see these follow pages for details and explanations:
- Calcium Carbonate Reactor - commonly referred to as a Calcium Reactor
- Calcium Hydroxide Reactor - commonly referred to as a Kalkwasser or Nilsen Reactor
- since it produces kalkwasser to replace evaporation, depending on the rate of evaporation in your tank, kalkwasser may not provide enough calcium and alkalinity to maintain the systems demands.
- can introduce phosphate into the system if media contains phosphate.
- can induce algal blooms if too much carbon dioxide is added.
- precipitates phosphate from the water