Join Date: May 2009
Location: Port Clinton, OH
Keeping co2 with a sump
Im sick of noisy hob filters. Canisters worth anything cost an arm and a leg. So I decided im going to run a hob overflow box and use my ten gallon thats always under the 55 anyway as a sump. Not sure if im going to build the overflow myself or leave it to the pros and get an eshopps, but thats not why im here. Anyway, im only running diy co2 right now but eventually I will have a pressurized and would like to know how those of you running sumps keep the co2 from gassing out?
To silence the overflow I will have the contraption that allows air to be pulled in so im thinking that could be a problem. Im going to run the line from the tank under the surface of the water in the sump though so no wet/dry to worry about. I want to diffuse the co2 into the return area of the sump or make an inline reactor for the return line and keep the outflows low in the tank to allow the co2 rich water to mix well before being pulled out at the top. Is there anything else that can be done?