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Old 11-10-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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DIY CO2 Reactor

Hey I was wondering what you guys thought of the CO2 Reactor I built. I drew it in paint, and it is currently installed in one of my tanks. Sorry for the poor paint skills, anyways do you think it will work?
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:16 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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Overall a good design, most in-tank reactors have a similar design. I would suggest you get rid of the sand since it will settle into the filter floss overtime and potentially restrict flow.
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If you want, you could also integrate a CO2 recirculation system, basically just an airline from the top of the reactor (where gas can pile up) to the inlet of the powerhead. It should increase efficiency.
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If you want, you could also integrate a CO2 recirculation system, basically just an airline from the top of the reactor (where gas can pile up) to the inlet of the powerhead. It should increase efficiency.
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Overall a good design, most in-tank reactors have a similar design. I would suggest you get rid of the sand since it will settle into the filter floss overtime and potentially restrict flow.
Both excellent ideas to increase efficiency.

Let us know how the reactor's doing. (pictures would be great too)

Good luck
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At school now but I will put some pics of it up once I get home! thanks everybody!
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Looks exactly like mine, of which did a wonderful job when I was using it. This is what mine looks like Arizona Aquatic Gardens - PGP Power Reactor CO2 system The only trouble I had was having to keep the sponge at the bottom clean every few days.
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Blueiz, did you control where the outflow of the cylinder went or did you find that it didn't really matter?
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