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Old 06-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #371 (permalink)
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Hey the Chinese Jean Gabin is still here.

Were is a good heavy handed moderator to slap this troll wanabe character out of existence once and for all?

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:14 PM   #372 (permalink)
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Niko, I'm going to make this reactor. I saw this thread months (or years ago?) and I've wanted to try it out ever since. I just moved to CA, and I'm starting off with some tiny tanks (5g) so this seemed like the perfect time to make your reactor. Will let you know how it turns out.

By the way some links are down on the first page. If you send me some permanent links I can edit your first post for you so people don't have to scroll through 38 pages.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:36 AM   #373 (permalink)
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This works, period. Unfortunatelly I can't sell it. It's pretty strange to see a myriad of YouTube videos on how to make your own CO2 reactor using a clear plastic tube or a water bottle. Ugly as hell. People apparently can't figure out that sticking the CO2 tubing in the intake of a powerhead works very well.

That's all there is to it - stick the CO2 tube in the intake of any powerhead. There is no need for links and instructions. Use the Elite cheapo pump or whatever powerhead you want. It's all the same. Sponge on the outtake and you are done.

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Old 08-31-2011, 03:00 PM   #374 (permalink)
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You may not need a powerhead at all.

If you already have an Aquaclear HOB, feed CO2 into the intake, and raise the sponge in the basket. Bubbles get chopped up by the impeller, trapped under the sponge, and dissolve at their leisure. Same principle, and have had very good results with it.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:56 PM   #375 (permalink)
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Careful putting the hose in your filter intake if you have a really heavy bioload. You don't want to suffocate your bacteria.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:54 AM   #376 (permalink)
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Even if you don't kill the bacteria in the filter you are forcing them to barely function. The biofilter works best at pH 7.5-8.0.

Injecting CO2 in the filter works untill you start to have problems. The filter needs to be certain size, there needs to be certain flow through it, consistent flow rate, etc.

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:42 PM   #377 (permalink)
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Niko, you are the man. You know so much! It's a pleasure doing business with you!



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I am guessing petco changed their site somewhat because I am not getting a link to a page with filters on. Just their main website. Can you post a picture of the filter or get the name of it please?
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