Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Arlington, VA (Near the Pentagon)
Well, I guess I'm in for the long haul now. I just got the reverse-flow part for my Penguin 550 powerhead and attached a gravel tube to it with the whole sponge-bioball contraption. The CO2 is being tossed around and smashed into nothing!! No noticeable drop in pH yet, but I anticipate it will probably overnight.
Any suggestions on how to "regulate" a DIY CO2 reactor? Would a timer work on the powerhead, or would there be too much gas buildup inside the gravel tube?
40g AGA Breeder: Pimp# 44: Eheim 2026; Anti- Filstar; CLTT UV; 3 wpg PC, pressurized CO2. GATA! FTD!!!