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Old 02-13-2013, 02:52 PM   #11
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Okay I think I will go with the reactor. However I can't seem to find how it works online.

Edit: can anyone tell me if I have to turn it off at night with the co2 or can it stay on.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:22 AM   #12
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I would suggest putting your solenoid on a timer or if you want to go fancy, into a pH controller with probe. The plants won't use CO2 at night so you risk your levels rising and sometimes you'll find your fish gasping at the surface in the mornings. I always ran mine into a timer that would turn the CO2 on about 45 minutes before the lights came on and then shut off the CO2 about 30 minutes before lights out.
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One thing I found with my Red sea 500 was that if I turned it off along with the co2, the cyclone didn't always start back up in the morning. No cyclone = no diffusion. If I didn't notice it, I'd just have large co2 bubbles going straight up to the surface. In the end, all I did was keep the reactor on, but just turn off the co2 each night.
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That's interesting... I never ran into that problem. Every once in a blue moon a large bubble would escape/overflow. Other than that, it was like clockwork on the timer.
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