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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Ideal gph for internal reactor

whats the best gph for one? Because if i don't have to buy another powerhead i won't... I have a filstar xp3, a aquaclear 500(maybe moving off) and a magnnuim 350 that was a freebie that needed a couple small parts...
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That really depends... on the size of the reactor, and how much CO2 is being injected. On an XP3 with a throughput of ~350 gal/hour, I found that a 1.5" wide reactor is the lower limit, starting to spit out small bubbles. A 2" reactor works great.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-31-2004, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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well this is a 75 gallon show goldifsh tank so i'm not doign anythign too fancy plant wise... I have a 10 gallon trop for that...

I'm thinking 2-3 bottles of DIY
I have a 110 watt CF aga light
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