ive read that the check valve that comes with it is designed for high pressure systems, i have a DIY setup so that will not work obviosly. id like to stay with the line it came with bc i can use the little clip thing to aim the line up the tank better. however, the line is too small to fit a regular check valve... ill see what i can come up with
this thing sucks. idk if its the reactor or not enought pressure on my DIY unit but bubbles keep leaking out where the line connects to the unit itself. every once in a while one will go through the unit and even then it doesn't turn into a fine mist, it just goes on through as a big bubble and gets wasted.
im using a small internal filter meant for a 10g tank and running the line down into the sponge. the bubbles get slightly broken up in the sponge and then pulverized by the impellor. makes a nice fine mist, moves the water a little more and the plants are growin better