09-09-2008, 08:36 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas
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| | Re: Tiny super efficient CO2 reactor
I also bought this reactor and setup it up as Niko's instructions stated. I then though that it would be even better if I could run the CO2 into a ceramic diffuser prior to dispersion through the Hagen so I found a 1" ceramic air stone that puts out a fine fist, cut one of the slats out of the bottom of the filter, put the airstone inside where the filter used to be with the air nipple coming out the bottom. I hooked up the nipple to the pressurized CO2 and now have a very fine mist hitting the impeller and then to the sponge filter for easier absorption since the bubbles are even finer.
Thanks Niko for the great design. Working with a bunch of engineers, we are always tinkering with left over parts to see how we can modify things.
CO2 in my 15G tall is 5.3 and with a HOB filter and very tiny bubbles coming from the sponge and most don't reach the survace.