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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Rex Grigg DIY Reactor

Anyone in the Queens/Brooklyn or even Long Island area know where I can find the pieces to build this reactor? I already checked my local Home Depot but they didn't have most of the parts.
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Rex Grigg DIY Reactor

Home depot carries the pipe and some fittings but not the reducers that you need. I sourced my parts from both lowes and hole depot.

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where did you find the plastic hose barbs that the hoses connect to? or did you use brass ones?
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check lowes again. I think I got mine in the lawn sprinkler section, but thats here in Maryland... Also, you dont need the exact size. I got my 5/8 tube to fit onto 3/4 barb w/ a little bit of petroleum jelly and warming up the tubes in hot water.

edit: they were plastic too
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Anyone in the Queens/Brooklyn or even Long Island area know where I can find the pieces to build this reactor? I already checked my local Home Depot but they didn't have most of the parts.

funny i was just thinking about doing this myself. there's a home depot around the corner frrom my house here in bedstuy. i wont' be able to go until next week so i'll le tyou know. also let me know how it goes. i really want to make one. i'm over using the ADA pollen diffuser.
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the hose barbs you need are nylon, not brass. brass no bueno.

you can get them in the plumbing section of home depot or lowes.

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the hose barbs you need are nylon, not brass. brass no bueno.

you can get them in the plumbing section of home depot or lowes.
Care to justify this statement? I have used brass parts in several reactors that have lasted forever and never had a problem with tank inhabitants, including shrimp.
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so i can use brass hose barbs? that makes it a little easier =] also has anyone NOT used 2" PVC pipe? Can you make the reactor with a smaller diameter pipe, say 1 1/2 "? I have an eheim 2217 filter if that has anything to do with it.
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yes, I use brass with no problem. Others have too.

I would use 2 inch. 1.5 inch would push the bubbles out quick.
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