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Old 07-02-2004, 10:31 AM   #11
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Ahh.. well in that case, maybe Ill leave out the soda next time and drink it when its done working!
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Old 07-02-2004, 04:08 PM   #12
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Oh yeah, I meant to say "smells like beer left out in the gutter for a week"
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Hey, thats better than no beer at all...
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I know it's been a while since anyone posted in this thread but I wanted to say thank you for TankGirl for that awsome link. You just answered so many of my questions and made life alot easier/cheaper fo rme :P Thanks TG!

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You are very welcome! Definitely a blast from the past reading through this thread
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I took a little different approach to building my own DIY CO2 reactor. Since I didn't want a bunch of plumbing hanging off the back of the tank and none of the reactors I could find on-line would fit into my 10 gallon low-light tank, I decided to get creative and ended up with the little gem in the picture.

The CO2 comes from the generator bottle (also DIY) via a seperator (Again DIY) and enters the bottom of the reractor tube which was made from scrap UGF riser tube. Water is pumped in by a small fountain pump I got at K-Mart (garden section) for all of $17.99 and enters through a button drip emmiter that I had removed the insides out of. The reactor is held in place by a couple of heater holders. It's small, easy to hide in the tank, and most of all it's effective. I used a straight pin to punch some small holes in the side of the body to keep it from overfilling with the CO2. Excess gas simply flows out of the reactor to the surface.
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Well that is a little gem! Very nice, cheap, creative, and effective - doesn't get much better than that.
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Well after finally tracking down a Kh test and combining the readings from it and the PH readings I was able to determine that I'm getting 11.4 ppm of Co2 into the tank which seems to be about a prefect level. I've had to trim the anachris several time already and the Java Ferns have been puting out new shoots like mad.
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