While I work out the details on the later reactor I want to make. I got a question about CO2
Would using a length of PVC
pipe cut in half 1" wide and 30 inches long capped at both sides. The edges of the pipe will be sanded down to as fine a finish as I can manage with Sandpaper 100 - 720 Grit.
I was thinking if the bell ran a longer length of the tank it would help lower the amount of CO2
super saturation? Plus I can place this behind my HOB
filter (No waterfall effect, I keep the tank VERY full checking daily.) and use that movement to keep the CO2
circulated around the tank?
Status on the CO2
setup. I've got most of the supplies and have the design I want to use setup. I'm going to be using polyurathain tubing as it's not reactive with the CO2
. Harder to work with but it works. I've desided against a single 4L and going to use 2x 2L with flow directors. about 5 inches past the out from the bottles so I can change them in alternating fashion like most people change filter media. After that I've got it going into a small 16oz bottle to work as a place for the gas seperate from anything that might have come threw from the generator bottles. I'm hopping this will help lower the amount of "gunk" getting stuck in the air stone in the defuser. Running between that bottle and the tank is a length of tubing with anther flow restricter then into the tank.
I've not completed anything past this and can't find my camara to take pictures. But I'll have pictures this weekend if I can.
I'm going to wait a few days after buffering my water's KH
to 3 to make sure all my readings are stable. Make sure nothing else changes other then the KH
Currently my PH
is 6.8. When I add the baking soda to Up my KH
will raise to above 7 to say 7.49 Then when I inject the CO2
it will lower the PH
back down to around 7 I hope??
I'm just trying to get a more in-depth understanding of things before I kill my tetra's testing this.