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Old 04-02-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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Calcium Reactor Built out of a Canister Filter ???

I want to build a Calcium Reactor and had an idea of using my Eheim 2213 Canister filter. Can anyone tell me why this wouldnt be a good idea?
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #2
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The pump might be a bit speedy, but there's no reason why you couldn't try. You going to inject CO2, or just let the water flow over calcified media?
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Im going to inject co2
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Just be careful, with the more powerful pump, that you don't create a venturi effect on your CO2 input line. It will be easier to control if you only have to worry about positive pressure.
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Most of the Calcium reactors I have seen have huge pumps on them, I dont think the filter will have enough force to make a difference, this is one of the reasons I thought this would be a good idea.
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they are plumped to reciculate though the canister (the larger pump). a trickle is all thats needed from the reactor you can plumb it off the recerulating loop.

you could do this by installing a bulk head into the filter.. but to be perfectly honest with you using a eheim is going to be cost proibitive to this project.. Coralife has a calcium reator on the market now that would make this project too expensive comparitivly.

You can use any water tight container and pump to build a calcium reactor so thinking this though is not a total loss.
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