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I know, this reactor keeps on giving!

Yesterday I broke down a 30 gallon tank that was completely overgrown with moss and Java Fern. It had one of the Super Magic Elite reactors in it. I couldn' see it but I remembered it was in there.

The plants kept growing like crazy even though the CO2 had run out months ago. THAT'S how amazing this reactor is! It works even without CO2!

...Now, what would be even better - if you remove the actual reactor from the tank and the plants still grow! I think it can pull this one off, this reactor is indeed something alien... its presence in the room may make the plants grow... We shall see...

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Hey all,

Great thread. I am about to set mine up but the pics are missing. Any idea how to see the pics posted on page 2 or 3?

Thanks,

jriley
 

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Im trying to see them too, the petco link doesnt work anymore. Does anyone have a link to what these look like or where they are available online?
 

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u guys are crazy ...lol I like it.. I have also made something similar in the past but plants and dirt kept getting in the intake (big intake)
 

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You can use it with DIY yeast CO2 reactor. Just make sure that the end of the tubing is not too close to the impeller of the pump. Theoretically if the impeller is very close to the tubing it can suck air/gas/liquid from the DIY bottle.

Basically you will be safe if the CO2 bubbles are released under the impeller and naturally float into the impeller.

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6. The filter comes with a flow nozzle. Put the sponge removed in step 3 over this nozzle.
7. Attach the flow nozzle to the filter.


Does anyone have a picture of those steps?
 

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Probably noone will take a picture of these steps.

But they are very simple:

Imagine that in front of you you have 3 things:
1. The pump
2. Plastic pipe about 3/4" long
3. A sponge with a hole in the middle

Insert the pipe in the hole of the sponge. Now you have a sponge with a piece of pipe sticking out of it.

Now insert the pipe in the pump (where the water comes out). Now you have a pump with a sponge attached to it.

Done.

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God, i just read every single page and post on this threat. Quit interesting stuff.

However, I am guessing it isn't the safest thing to use if you are a complete n00b like me with fish in 12 gallon tank with plants as well.

Unless of course I am seeing things the wrong way here :p
 

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its just as safe as other methods for injecting CO2.
Start with a low bubble rate and watch the fish closely for signs of discomfort.
if they are gasping at the surface, seem otherwise agitated then back off on the gas.

this is a very efficient and inexpensive way to inject CO2 in a small aquarium.
 

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I thought I might have trouble setting it up without pictures but it's a really simple process and you'll have no problem if you just follow the written instructions. It only takes a couple of minutes to put it together. I'm about to go out and purchase a second one today which will completely uglify my ADA tank but it works so well, I don't care anymore.
 
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