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Old 12-13-2014, 02:27 PM   #61
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Well, here are the dry fit results. I used PVC elbows and straight fittings so the flow would not be restricted.


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Old 12-13-2014, 02:30 PM   #62
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Nice one d!!

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Old 12-13-2014, 02:36 PM   #63
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Thanks. I built this reactor to help me with this tank.Click image for larger version

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I had the lights at 100 % intensity an the algae got out of control. I turned the intensity down to 50% and am dosing with Excel. I remove it manually also. Hopefully the reactor will help.


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Looks good. I like the idea of 90 degree pvc elbows.


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Looks good. I like the idea of 90 degree pvc elbows.


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Thank you. Yeah I don't know if it matters, but I was thinking it would not limit the filter flow. Now to get rid of the algae!


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Looks like clado.. nasty stuff.. tank get direct sunlight? Manual removal and h2o2 spot nuking will help.. here's my story. ..

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Thank you. Yeah I don't know if it matters, but I was thinking it would not limit the filter flow. Now to get rid of the algae!


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A 90 degree sweep style elbow would offer less resistance than a standard elbow but I'm not sure if the are available in the size. As long as you are not seeing a significant drop in flow it should be fine.
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A 90 degree sweep style elbow would offer less resistance than a standard elbow but I'm not sure if the are available in the size. As long as you are not seeing a significant drop in flow it should be fine.
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Aye aye sir! Lol!


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So far, so good. The flow appears to be good.


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Will your next test be on the counter top with the intake and output in the sink or is it ready for big time? Personally I would do the former with a check valve at the end of the CO2 feed tubing and ALL parts dried off and let it run for while.
Is it quiet? Any gurgling? You could hook up the CO2 to get an idea what goes on in the reactor since you can actually see the inner workings.
Lastly, good job!


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