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Old 12-10-2014, 11:20 PM   #51
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It seems like the reactor is working well now so definitely first day air in the system.

My plants are definitely not pearling as well the last two days though. My DC is a nice green color wonder if I should turn it up more.


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Old 12-12-2014, 04:15 PM   #52
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I finally went to Home Depot and I now have all of the pieces to start my project. I used an old small aquarium vacuum piece (clear tube in the middle) and cut it to fit. Holes are drilled in the bottom for flow. I can't wait to get started.


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Old 12-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #53
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Awesome. I will be following.


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Old 12-12-2014, 04:52 PM   #54
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I finally went to Home Depot and I now have all of the pieces to start my project. I used an old small aquarium vacuum piece (clear tube in the middle) and cut it to fit. Holes are drilled in the bottom for flow. I can't wait to get started.


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I like the double clear tubing. You will be able to see everything.


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Old 12-12-2014, 05:01 PM   #55
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Ryan, which way is your flow? Is it according to the filter arrow or is it inverted? On YouTube I have seen people hook it up both ways. I was thinking of doing mine according to the filter arrow.


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I have it going the way of the arrows.


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OK. I am doing the same. I am about halfway done. I am waiting for the epoxy to set for my CO2 connection, plus I may put a 90 degree elbow in.


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CO2 Reactor Lesson Learned

Where are you putting epoxy? Did you not find a barb for the co2?

I prefer the 90 degree barbs for the end connections to the straight ones in your picture. I figured a straight one would cause a kink when going up to the tank.

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I am using a barb that I cut off of an old diffuser. I put a capplug in a TEE, drilled a hole in it and glued the barb in place. As far as the hoses go, I'll do my best to ensure that they do not kink. My cabinet is divided on the bottom so I'll drill a 1" hole and pass the PVC through.


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Can't wait to see the final design.


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