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Old 10-23-2004, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just redid my c02 reactor. I added a clear peice of tubing to see how much c02 is not being diffused into the water and I also added a connector to the top of that to let the c02 go into a powerhead.


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I just redid my c02 reactor. I added a clear peice of tubing to see how much c02 is not being diffused into the water and I also added a connector to the top of that to let the c02 go into a powerhead.


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Old 12-23-2004, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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looks too complex for me, but how does it look on the inside, and how did you make it?
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Old 12-24-2004, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Starting from the top. I have the tetra air thing that doesnt allow water to go back in, cant think of their name at the momment. Then i have part of a graval vac. I bought from pet co for 25 cents. Then theres a 3/4 inch tee connector. On the side theres a 3/4 inch elbow and hose barb. I have a reducer that goes from 2 inch pipe to a threaded 3/4 inch. I threaded some 3/4 inch pipe and connected that together. The teal stuff is some epoxy. The pipe is 2 inch pvc. On the inside it is filled with bio balls, pvc shavings, and some other kind of filter media, its all scraps and extra stuff . Towards the bottom i have a 2 inch tee connector that i put a cap on on end and drilled a hole for a air line intake. I have a hose connected to the air line intake that goes to the middle of the 2 inch pipe. The bottome has a 2 inch to 3/4 inch reducer, with a threaded 3/4 inch elbow and hose barb attached. I run the c02 into the bottom side. I have another tube hooked up to the top going to a power head inside the tank that allows any escaping gas to be pushed back into the tank. Thats pretty much the rundown of it.
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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i'm thinking of building a similar one soon.

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check valve?
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Old 12-26-2004, 10:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Yeah thats the name of it.
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