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Old 11-27-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Cerges Reactor

I am going to build a Cerges Reactor for my 55-gallon tank. I already ordered a clear water filter from Menards for $23. I'll get all of the plumbing fittings from the hardware store. My plan is to inject the CO2 into a tee on the inlet instead of drilling into the top of the filter. I have an EHEIM 2215 with pressurized CO2 and plan to run the output into the reactor. Will that be too much flow? Will I need a bypass? Does anyone have experience with these? I am tired of diffusers and I hear that reactors are the way to go.


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Old 11-27-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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I made this for sunsun 304b (340 gph) no majorly restricted flow.. you can always drill out your spray bar to reduce the flow and slow it's contact time.

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Nice. Once I get all of the parts I'll post a picture.


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Old 11-28-2014, 09:03 PM   #5
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I built a cerges for my 75 and have it on my 2075 eheim. It does great. I get a few micro bubbles. I should have went with a 20" but I am happy with it.
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OK, cool. I believe the one that I ordered is 13" high. I'm hoping for the best.







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OK, cool. I believe the one that I ordered is 13" high. I'm hoping for the best.







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Well since I have 3 tanks that need CO2, i got the fever to make something while waiting on my water filter. I took an old Python suction tube and assembled some fittings from the hardware store. Then I broke the ceramic off of an old diffuser, drilled a hole on the side of the reactor and glued the nylon CO2 fitting to the top. Once the glue cures I am going to use this. I am really getting tired of diffusers and am hoping this works.


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Better leak test that bad boy; )

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I will. I have enough epoxy to build a battleship on this thing. I am hoping for success 😀.


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