Trying something new with the co2 diffusion on this tank for awhile. I was running a mag-drive 7 with fractioning impeller through my aqua medic 1000 reactor and using a dual venturi method but was losing a lot of flow from the reactor and it was causing an air pocket in the top of the u-tube for the overflow box. So i bypassed the reactor completely and put the co2 into the venturi of the pump and feeding it directly from the sump into the aquarium. The amount of flow that was lost to the reactor was amazing. The flow through the overflow box is like a night and day difference to before. The only thing that will take some getting used to is the millions of bubbles in the tank. The one good thing about misting the co2 is I can see exactly where the co2 is distributed throughout the tank and the flow is pushing the bubbles to every corner of the tank.
I'm going to leave it this way for awhile and see how it goes and if the bubbles still bug me then I will purchase another pump to feed the reactor and use the mag drive for the return pump. I'm not sure on what pump would be a good choice to run through the reactor as I have tried several different pumps and none of them I have tried so far could keep the false gas from building at the top of the reactor except for this mag drive.
I should have the rest of the plants I need by the end of this week. I have some e. belem, ludwigia sp. red, elatine triandra, rotala mexicana goias, rotala magenta, and anubias coffeefolia to plant and I think that will be it for plants. I will need to be purchasing some more rummynose as I lost 17 rummynose during this rescape and I will also be getting some cories either gold laser or adolfo's.
All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death life is only a dream which is an imagination of ourselves. Bill Hicks
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