Calcite Media - 0.5 cu ft

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Product Features

0.5 cubic foot Calcite

Neutralizes acid, raising low pH

Neutralizes pH 6.0+

Corrects pH problems as low 6.0 alone, can be mixed with Corosex for lower pH levels

Naturally Occuring

Made from calcium carbonate, treats your water naturally

Slow Reacting

Slow reaction rate allows for controlled pH correction

6 GPM/ft² Service Flow

Calcite is rated for 6 GPM service flow per square foot of tank area

Min. 8 GPM/ft² Backwash Flow

Calcite requires 8 GPM per foot² of tank area for backwashing

Product Description

Naturally occuring media for neutralization of acidic water. Helps resolve problems with blue/green staining and pin holes in copper pipes. Amount of media required can be determined by tank size:

8"x44" Tank - 0.5 cubic foot

9"x48" Tank - 1 cubic foot

10"x54" Tank - 1.5 cubic feet

12"x48" Tank - 2 cubic feet

13"x54" Tank - 3 cubic feet

More Info

Operation Conditions   Physical Properties
pH Range* 5.0-7.0 Color near white
Service Flow 6 GPM/ft² Physical Form Granular
Freeboard 50%(min) Mesh Size 16 x 40
Backwash Rate 8-12 GPM/ft² Bulk Density 90 lb/cubic feet
Bed Depth 24"-30" Specific Gravity 2.7
Composition Standard Package 1/2 cubic feet bags (45 lb)
CaCO3 95% min Replenish Rate
MgCO3 3.0% max Typical Results Yearly, depending on pH levels, volume of water used, and water chemistry
*Note: Calcite operates with pH as low as 5.0, however, proper neutralization (close to 7.0) will not generally occur with pH less than 6.0
Service Flows
Service flow rate is the rate (in gallons per minute) at which the media can effectively treat your water. The listed number is the manufacturers recommend rate for maximum neutralization. Higher flow rates MAY be possible in situations where slightly acidic water is desired/acceptable or where incoming water is not very acidic to begin with.

Backwash Flow Rates
The backwash flow rate is the minimum rate that MUST be available to ensure proper backwashing and peak system performance. The number shown is the manufacturers recommend rate. Please note that lower backwash rates MAY be used, but system performance my be reduced.
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