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Old 12-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Reactor build

I decided to try and build a standard co2 reactor since I am not happy with the way the cerger reactor turned out.

Here is my plans let me know if you think something should be changed before I start to glue.

Overall I am thinking of making this about 18".

From the top down.

1 1/2 to 3/4 bushing
2 inch male to 1 1/2 female slip
2 inch slip go 2 inch female
Sewage clean out out T all sides slips.
Right side is a 2 inch to 3/4 bushing
Empty space will be 2 inch pipe
2 inch coupler
2 inch to 3/4 bushing.

The co2 will come in from the right side. I picked a sewage clean out trap that had a small angle thinking it would force the co2 up towards the water flow and help dissolve more.
I am not 100% on that logic though.

He reason for all the joints on top is I will be able to inscrew the top if I need to service the reactor ever.

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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I missed something...which joints are threaded (for unscrewing)?
The clean out direction makes sense. Less likely for any CO2 gas to get trapped in that recess on the right side.


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Old 12-08-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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Reactor build

Here are the top three parts. The third one will be glued to the top of the T. And part 1 and 2 are glued. So I am left with the third piece and second and first being detachable.

Not sure if the cleanout T is better or worse than a standard one.

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:25 PM   #4
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T up top ryan, more contact time that way..

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #5
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T up top ryan, more contact time that way..

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Correct I was going to follow yours just used a cleanout T instead of a standard. And my top will be removable.




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Yep, my bad, just worked 12hrs.. I'm delirious..

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Haha no worries. Had me scratching my head.

What do you think of the angled T? Not sure if it helps but hopefully it doesn't hurt.




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Same one I used for the same reason my friend! My bubbles be rolling son!!

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Nice.

Next on my list is a diy spraybar. Need to start looking into parts for that! Was thinking of just using left over flexible tubing.

Then if I can't get by BGA under control I am going to burn the tank and take up bird watching.


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I made one, it's sitting in my cabinet nit being used.. 8 l never use it.. just had to make it.. no extra spray bars in birdwatching.m

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