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post #12 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by yoshi3k View Post
It's only a 20 gallon with a fluval 206. I am going to be setting up a 90 gallon I got in the next couple of months. With the set up I have now when I turn on the pump I have a hard time getting the reactor to fill up with water even with a bleeder line at the top. The reactor is directly above the filter intake. With a 2" or 3" diameter will it be harder to fill? Is there an way around this?
A 2" x 12" should work for you but need to be at return back to the tank not at the intake , and it flows in at the top of the reactor and out the bottom to the tank. I've use a 2x12 with a mag 5 but I added mini bio balls to break up the flow and co2 and it always stayed full for my 55g tank only draw back you lose a little bit of flow with the bio balls inside. And like Herns said you might need co2 hose line .
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