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Description: The most powerful reactor available will sparge CO2 for tanks from 20 up to 200 gallons. The Power Reactor provides a turbulent fluidized gas bed for maximum surface contact between gas and water. This makes for the greatest possible suspension of gas into the water. The large discharge opening slows the effluent so that more CO2 stays in suspension. No connections are needed to existing filters, just plug it in, connect it and you're set. Night spikes can be controlled with a simple electrical timer. The reactor operates at a steady dependable rate that doesn't depend on the variable effluent of other equipment. Each reactor comes with 8' of silicone tubing with a fitting to create yeast generator and also a years supply of yeast starter for gardeners who are just getting started.

The PlantGuild Power Reactor mounts easily anywhere on the tank sides, behind plants or out in the open where watching the fluidized bed can be enjoyed. The suction cup mounts are made of the best EPDM rubber for years of trouble free use. The pump head is manufactured by Rio and has been extremely dependable. Periodic cleaning of the bubble trap pad is the only regular maintenance needed for years of dependable service. The reactor has a built in bubble counter but external bubble counters are available if the reactor is to be mounted behind plants.
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I had 1 of these running in each of my 55G tanks.
with Pressurized CO2 and they worked great.
You can see the CO2 bubbles going into the reactor and watch them dance around in the chamber. Some small bubbles will escape out the bottom but they are very small.
The only thing I didn\'t like about the reactor was that the sponge in the bottom had to be cleaned every 1-2 weeks the chamber would get dirty and had to be cleaned out also, the Pump got grungy about after a month of use and had to be cleaned out every month or so. The pump would get semi-clogged with plant debri and had to be cleaned.
The good thing is that it always worked no matter how dirty it got. So you could let it run for months and not have to worry (other than it looking bad).While it is nice looking it adds more equipment to the inside of the aquarium.

Rating8
ProsWorks great at dissolving CO2
ConsRegular maintenance, More Equipment in the aquarium
Would you recommend?yes
 
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