Clear PVC CO2 reactor length? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 164
Clear PVC CO2 reactor length?

I'm going to combine two 20" long, 3" pvc reactors into a single 4" clear pvc reactor. It seems like most all the co2 is dissolving with the current setup. Does anyone have any thoughts on how long the new reactor should be? I'm thinking about 36" based on having an inch wider diameter but that seems awful big. Thanks.
jan db is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 164
Here's a picture of the old ones side by side.

jan db is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 04:09 PM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Fort Collins
Posts: 29
i just built a clear 24 inch pvc reactor, searched for clear schedule 40 pvc. The diameter is 2 inch. Cost 30$ total just for the piece... Running on an eheim 800gph pump, I have to put the reactor at a severe angle to get full dissolving of CO2. Your thoughts on 36 inch, with a large diameter are spot on. BIGGER THE BETTER! Hope this helps.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-11-06 14.04.25.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	97.7 KB
ID:	57144  

kern is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome