No more replacing costly mixing pumps or broken stir bars!
The addition of a kalkwasser solution is made simpler when utilizing a reactor. Kalkwasser is one of the oldest and most dependable techniques to add calcium and alkalinity from a single solution. The IceCap KM-200 Magnetic Kalkwasser Reactor mixes the solution using a magnetic stirrer, eliminating the need to ever clean or replace a costly mixing pump and reducing maintenance to an absolute minimum.
Push-Connect Fittings Made of PVC and Acrylic
Adjustable Speed Magnetic Stirrer
Quick-Fill Cap for Adding Kal
Gravity Drain System for Consistent Doses
The Kalkwasser remains potent in a sealed environment.
Suitable for Reef Tanks Up to 300+ Gallons
The Kalkwasser powder is reasonably affordable, is extremely concentrated and can easily be put into your top-off water. The higher pH of the resultant kalkwasser solution and its ability to reduce CO2 also contribute to keeping your tank’s pH at a more palatable and consistent 8.3.Utilizing the IceCap Kalk Mixer will minimize the need for frequent manual adding and mixing of the solution while ensuring optimal concentration with each dosing to your aquarium.
How Does it Work?
Simply use an Auto Top Off machine or dosing pump to attach the IceCap Kalk Mixer to any freshwater reservoir. By using the convenient quick-fill cap, kalkwasser powder is then added to the mixing chamber. The fluid within the reactor should then be periodically mixed a few times each day using the adjustable speed motor, which should now be connected to a timer or controller.The newly combined and very concentrated Kalkwasser solution is pushed out and into your aquarium when freshwater is injected from your ATO reservoir into the reactor.The ideal pump to use for adding kalkwasser to any aquarium is one with a modest flow rate. Due to the solution’s high pH, kalkwasser must be added gradually and in tiny volumes, typically multiple times per day. Most ATO systems on the market will fit the flow rate needs of the reactor very nicely because of the small and frequent dosages of freshwater.
What else is needed to get a Kalkwasser Reactor Running?
The reactor and some top-notch kalkwasser are likely to be the two most noticeable components. A few features, however, that are not as visible and are not provided with the Ice-Cap KM-200 Magnetic Kalkwasser Reactor are described below.
Kalkwasser – We strongly advise choosing a high-purity kalkwasser solution because this is the portion that will really get into your aquarium. Today’s market is flooded with kalkwasser supplements, many of which contain excessive levels of aluminum and contaminants that might harm your reef tank. The higher the grade, the longer the maintenance intervals and the longer the equipment will endure, especially when employing kalk in a reactor.
A Slow Flow ATO System – Most of the time, an ATO system can be solved with a low-flow pump and a timer, but there are a few more outstanding options on the market that employ optical eyes and float valves. Due to its high pH, kalkwasser might cause your aquarium’s pH to rise over recommended values if administered too quickly or in large quantities all at once. In essence, the ATO system will hook into the reactor’s input side and force water through the settled kalkwasser solution, enabling the clear portion at the top to flow into your aquarium.
Drain Tubing – A 1/4″ push-connect connector is used by IceCap Magnetic Kalk Reactors, which may be linked to conventional RO type tubing. While many reefers like to use colored tubing for simple solution identification, we prefer to utilize transparent or natural lines with Kalkwasser solutions to observe any possible clogs forming.
Digital or Analog Timer – You may regulate when the solution is mixed by utilizing a simple timer or aquarium controller system. The magnetic stirrer that comes with the base will require electricity.If you do not use a controller, we strongly advise a digital timer; nevertheless, an analog timer can be used to instruct the reactor to mix the solution a few times each day. Just run the magnetic stirrer for a minute or two three to four times a day to keep the kalkwasser solution well blended. We advise avoiding dosing during or shortly after a mixing cycle and attempting to minimize the amount of mixing.
Footprint – 9″ x 9″
Height – 25″
Body Diameter – 8″
Total Volume – 3 Gallon (approx)*
Input Tubing Size – 1/4″ O/D (RO Style Tubing)
Output Fitting Size – 1/4″ Push-Connect
*Note: Reactor should not be completely filled with kalkwasser powder. Kalkwasser should be added based on the evaporation rate of the system and the refill interval. We recommend a 2 week interval for service and refills and that the reactor should not be filled more than approximately 25-30% full.
1x KM-200 Magnetic Kalkwasser Reactor Body with Lid
1x Variable Speed Power Supply
1x 1/4″ Push-Connect Ball Valve
1x 1/4″ Barbed Coupler
Note: Kalk Mixer motor is not suitable for continuous use and should not be run constantly. Necessary ATO system, calcium hydroxide (kalkwasser), dosing pump and timer/controller are required and sold separately. Reactors are not submersible.