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Old 11-03-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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Converting a Magnum 350 into a Co2 reactor

I have a Magnum 350 on my 120 gallon planted tank. I have an Aqua Medic Reactor 1000 on the out-take to feed Co2. I am breaking down the 120 cause I got a 300 gallon tank to replace it. The 300 will have a Eheim 2128 from my 120 and an Eheim Pro 3 which is new to filter the tank. So, I have no use to run another filter.

I was thinking of converting the Magnum 350 into a Co2 reactor by drilling a hole in the top and placing the Aqua Medic's Co2 intake tube into the Magnum 350. Then I would just fill the canister with bio balls. The water flow from the Magnum pulls from the top and out the bottom, I don't know if this would matter. I would think the the intake for the Co2 would need to be a very short tube. I would use a pre-filter on the intake to keep the filter clean.

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:52 PM   #2
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One question: why drill a hole in the top and create a possible leak?
either let the bubble get sucked into the input, or drill the input below the water line, and feed the Co2 tube there.
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Old 11-03-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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Very good idea, thank you
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