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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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purigen reactor/co2 reactor/inline heater

So here is my diy purigen reactor/co2 reactor/ inline heater made out of PVC. It did not come out the exact way I wanted to but it works just fine. On the picture the return is not finish but it just ends with and elbow creating a waterfall into the tank. I will also be addind ball valves before and after the filter housing so that I can change the cartidge( did not think about that at first....). The whole thing sits just behind the tank and is hooked up to a pressurized co2 system.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 01:29 AM
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Wouldn't the waterfall just offgas more co2?

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Helping to add the photo for reference.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you aciditydweller
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 01:35 PM
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I have a pretty similar setup, except using a Rex Grigg reactor instead of a cerges. Are you using a Heyco cordgrip for your heater?

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@Chronados: No I do not use one of those, it is simply siliconned on the outside and I pourred PVC cement in the inner part to make sure it is water tight. No leak but taking it out will not be fun. And just so you know, The filter housing is only for polishing water and making a purigen reactor as I am using a Rex Griggs too(on the right handside) for co2.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 12:33 AM
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Ah, oops, misread. I would suggest the Heyco in the future, it was like 6 bucks and it's easily and completely removeable.
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