Well the son and I got around to making our reactor, hope it works out like expected, right after the reactor is our uv sterilizer then it will dump in right before return sump to go back into tank.
more pics to come as soon as we run it. In reactor has bio balls and biobale right at the end. Whatcha guys think about our ginormous?
The co2 travels through about 14-16 feet of reactor,uv sterilizer, and 1 3/8 hosing to return in sump, I was initially worried that we wouldn't have enough pump to power everything. Fortunately I had to tune it down almost halfway through that part of the system. Ill put some pics of it all later today.
Location: West coast of the east coast of the USA.
How did you get the 4"-1" reducer to accept pipe on the inside?
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Theres a small ridge that prevents the pipe from going all the way through, i simply cut the ridge with a razor blade then sanded it down with sandpaper untill i could slip the 1" pvc all the way through.
not necessary, either way the flow of water/c02 still has to travel the length of the reactor then back through the center smaller pipe, by then it should be well mixed. It should have a slight incline to keeps c02 bubble going in the right direction. if it don't work out like planned, that would be awesome to stand it up!
Bubbles dont understand up or down, they just follow the water current, and the longer underwater the better saturation. i wanted the reactor to go horizontal to maximize the saturation time without having excessive head loss on our main pump. I have been monitoring the waterflow through that part of the system and there hasnt been any sudden gurgling either from co2 pockets in reactor. It seems to be working great.