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post #166 of 857 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 03:34 PM
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Nevermind the riser is the main PVC pipe.... Sorry it just clicked.

So if I find pipe that fits it snug at the top of the housing, still use an o ring? Or what kind of glue can we use for connecting it? Like what would be aquarium safe and easy to find.

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post #167 of 857 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 03:58 PM
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Hi PRSRocker3390,

Super Glue Gel is aquarium safe

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Nevermind the riser is the main PVC pipe.... Sorry it just clicked.

So if I find pipe that fits it snug at the top of the housing, still use an o ring? Or what kind of glue can we use for connecting it? Like what would be aquarium safe and easy to find.
You can try cutting is snug. Good luck. Tough to measure it exact.

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Any brands of glue you recommend?

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SA had a good recomendation above.

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post #171 of 857 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 06:57 PM
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You could also use a bead of silicon aquarium adhesive. That way you could still yank it out later if necessary.

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BTW Gatekeeper put mine together. Works great.

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Sorry I didn't realize the name was just super glue gel. Sometimes I forget about super glue being a brand name and not just a nickname for those types of products, my fault.

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I'll post a pic as soon as I finish mine. I have the culligan house filter and my 3/4" npt to 5/8" barb elbows screwed in already. Priming button removed for co2 line done. I just need PVC for inside but can't seen to get something to fit snug. 3/4" PVC coupling is too big and a 3/4" CPVC coupling is too small! Argh, what to do?

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Very nice!
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I'll post a pic as soon as I finish mine. I have the culligan house filter and my 3/4" npt to 5/8" barb elbows screwed in already. Priming button removed for co2 line done. I just need PVC for inside but can't seen to get something to fit snug. 3/4" PVC coupling is too big and a 3/4" CPVC coupling is too small! Argh, what to do?
I have a culligan as well. I used clear flexible clear hose that fit inside normally, then heated it up in boiling water and pushed it over the outside.
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This Reactor is very close in style to the CarbonDoser, if it had a coarse dishwashing srubby half way up the internal pick up tube to keep any bubbles out of the pick up and a Rio pump attached to the bottom of the same pick up, you got it. I guess a clear housing would be nice and maybe a 1/4 brass nipple for the gas inlet and it would be the same.
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I think the general idea and design is easier for DIY vs RG reactor and the finish product has nice clear housing. It's not Rex's idea.......he just posted it, did a write up etc and promote it vs an AM1000 or a Dupla........
I suggested a few mod's to reduce the mist and also to burp the gas build up that occurs later in the light cycle.
That can easily be done here as well.

If you mist and it makes noise, you are doing something incorrect, poor/bad impeller job I'd say, a good needle wheel will not make any notable noise.
Also, few folks can see the mist except in the rear of my tanks, and only if they actively look for it.

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Hi PRSRocker3390,

Super Glue Gel is aquarium safe
Great from keeping kids from running off from the parents too.

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