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Old 12-27-2007, 05:41 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tiny super efficient CO2 reactor

Do you think two of these would be enough for my 5 foot tank? Its 100 gallon
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:18 AM   #32 (permalink)
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One is enough for a 55 gal. tank so 2 will be fine in a 100.

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Old 12-27-2007, 12:17 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Cool thatll work thanks!!!
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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This is such a great idea!
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:01 PM   #35 (permalink)
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In your guys experience how many BPS can this little thing handle? do you think it would suit my 75 gal? Probably ~3Bps
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:55 AM   #36 (permalink)
 
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can you do this with a normal power head like the ones used in UGF setups? Seems it would work as you are delivering the CO2 directly to the impeller.


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Old 01-12-2008, 08:25 AM   #37 (permalink)
 
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Rio 50's are great for this. I've been using them for years. Sometimes you can get them cheap too, I've found them for 6.99 a couple of times. They come with all of the attachments you could ever use, so they are great for experimenting Rio 50s are small, quiet, dependable and easy to maintain. I always diffuse CO2 through the impellar. Atomizing the CO2 BEFORE it gets to the impellar is beneficial for sure.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:07 PM   #38 (permalink)
 
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yep I bought it for a little 2 gal tank i had, when i went pressurized i went Wait this thing is tiny and can move the bubbles better.

I still use the diffuser and i just set diffuser near the gravel, put the hagen elite mini filter half way up the tank, the bubbles go straight up and diffuse some. whatever is left gets sucked into the intake screen on teh bottom, I left the sponge in. It collects co2 and mixes it with water, whatever doesnt get mixed comes out in super fine bubbles and goes all over the tank.

Its works very well, Gotta have a sponge somewhere though, it helps trap bubbles and mix them up. I tried it with the co2 line plumbed into the filter, i didnt like it burped often, the way i set it up i get a burp every hour or so. Same results but takes up more room.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:47 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I use this mini adjustable fountain pump and get excellent misting plus it's super small.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CA20-ADJUSTABLE-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:07 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Niko - I've got mine ordered. Gonna try it. It looks easy enough for a non DIYer like me.



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