whats the key importance to c02 injection? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: chicago
Posts: 43
ok so from what i have researched, the key to greast c02 absortion is to keep the c02 in contact with the water as long as possible right?
i have turned a small submersable filter into a reactor? stands upright and water enters through grate at bottom pump is on top. water flows up first through a hole at top, then travels down a chamber and flows through the bottom back up again through some small lava rocks and finally out the pump into the tank. (follow me?) ok well just above the grate i melted a small hole through the plastic, inserted tubing from DIY 2ltr. gas bubbles head up to the top and gets stuck in the first chamber. as gas builds up in there the water starts to push bigger bubbles down the second chamber through the lava rocks breaking up the bubbles, then some small bubbles makes it out the pump right away after flowing through the lava rocks, but at the top of where the pump sits there is a pocket, here the gas gets caught again (but still in contact with water) untill enough gas forces some air back out the pump. i have been watching for days now, and wanted to know is this working? am i successfully disolving the bubbles?

doug sorry for the novel
sirfishmaster is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 05:55 PM
Planted Tank VIP
GulfCoastAquarian's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,578
Sounds like a good CO2 reactor. As long as you don't see much of the CO2 escaping in the outlet of the filter, then most of it is being dissolved in the water.

- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage
GulfCoastAquarian is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 06:23 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Nordic's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 696
I would say one ov the obvious advantages one would get from smaller bubbles like in the plant ladders is the increased surface to volume ratio, allowing for greater absorption...

Cape Town, South Africa

25 Gal. 54watt, DIY CO2 5 Angelfish, 1 male dwarf gourami + 2 females ,2 female betas, 3 albino corys, 2 pepper corys, 2 CAEs
15 gal. Dwarf gourami fry tank
10 Gal 3 variatus platies, 4 black sailfin mollies- 5 Gal guppy birth tank with dividers
5 Gal guppy frytank
1 Gal guppy frytank
40 Gal Pond with 10 female guppies, 1 male tons of fry.

On various pieces of furniture, 6 cats!
Nordic 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY CO2 injection thingy meee General Planted Tank Discussion 5 10-22-2004 06:39 AM
Parameters after DIY CO2 injection Skyfish Fertilizers and Water Parameters 4 06-12-2004 07:48 AM
Ph Controller with Co2 injection lokobreed Equipment 8 04-14-2004 07:41 AM
The Potential Importance of Tank Depth on Light Attenuation Splash Lighting 25 03-26-2004 08:41 PM
CO2 Injection Kit ridns Equipment 22 02-17-2003 03:33 PM

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