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post #886 of 890 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 05:25 AM
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Damn! I didn't think to put ball valves on mine! I built one about a month ago, now I'm gonna have to make some changes!
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think an fx6 is too much flow for one of these?
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think an fx6 is too much flow for one of these?
Maybe, but every set up runs a little different.

Be a good idea to go with a 20" model instead of a 12. It'll handle more CO2 at a higher flow rate.

Also avoid the kind that have a flow control lever built in the top. The hole where the water goes through on those reduces to an even smaller size, which will drastically reduce flow and volume, even going into the reactor. Add your own ball valves instead.

You'd just have to try it and see. If you have a really big tank and need the FX6 to run at full capacity, a big oversized Griggs style might work better. They dont reduce flow as much as these can, primarily because you can use any size openings you want without reducing it.

And one of these will definitely limit an FX6 because you're looking at a ~1/2" hole going in the lid, no matter what size hoses connect to it.
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Maybe, but every set up runs a little different.

Be a good idea to go with a 20" model instead of a 12. It'll handle more CO2 at a higher flow rate.

Also avoid the kind that have a flow control lever built in the top. The hole where the water goes through on those reduces to an even smaller size, which will drastically reduce flow and volume, even going into the reactor. Add your own ball valves instead.

You'd just have to try it and see. If you have a really big tank and need the FX6 to run at full capacity, a big oversized Griggs style might work better. They dont reduce flow as much as these can, primarily because you can use any size openings you want without reducing it.

And one of these will definitely limit an FX6 because you're looking at a ~1/2" hole going in the lid, no matter what size hoses connect to it.
the fx6 is going on a 65 gallon, I'm just not getting enough flow from the 2217 currently because of how dense the plants are. I went ahead and ordered a 20" housing, we will see how it goes!
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the fx6 is going on a 65 gallon, I'm just not getting enough flow from the 2217 currently because of how dense the plants are. I went ahead and ordered a 20" housing, we will see how it goes!


I have a fx5 and I use it as the reactor itself. What I've done is placed a defuser in the inflow of the filter which then the filter will act like a giant reactor. Seems to work well on my 90
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