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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Please please please best reactor/diffuser for 90g

So I am getting desperare here. I have been keeping fw fish for about 20 years. At this point I can keep almost any fish and have it thrive. I have been doing plants for little over a year now and it has been miserable. Doesn't help that I started with a lemon of a regulator sold to me by a member here. I am running a the atomic v3 now and need a good diffusor/ reactor. I started with a DIY power head reactor. It was an eye sore and didn't look good. I have tried the atomic and it is really too much to have to clean this thing every two months. It is a pain to get to and remove from my filter. I have tried the Ista Max mix several times and it keeps on leaking on me. yes I have tried the tricks mentioned on this forum for the max mix. I need a reliable diffuser or reactor for my 90g that is lower maintaince, that works, and doesn't leak (I feel like these are reasonable requests?). I run a rena xp3 and a rena xp2 on this tank. I am willing to spend up to about $125. Thank you
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Which kind of atomic diffuser did you use? I've been using my inline one for a few months and haven't seen a decrease in efficiency (no clogging).
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Cerges Reactor! This is inline so you wont see it but it will work great, I would say for a 90 gal and a XP3 use a 20" tube instead of the normal 10" due to the larger one working so much better for higher flow. If you don't wanna DIY then I would use an inline diffuser like Upaqua or something.

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using the Atomic CO2 Diffuser - Inline - 16/22mm. will look into the upaqua. Do not want to do DIY. thanks for the input guys

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I love this diffuser... CO2 Reactor 1000 it is a little pricey but I never had any problems. Drs Foster and Smith have it on sale for $99.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...18&pcatid=9918
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I love this diffuser... CO2 Reactor 1000 it is a little pricey but I never had any problems. Drs Foster and Smith have it on sale for $99.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...18&pcatid=9918
does it connect to your filter? what type of filter do you have? Can it fit on a rena xp3?

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does it connect to your filter? what type of filter do you have? Can it fit on a rena xp3?
It is an inline diffuser. It will need to be connected to a canister filter. I believe it has 1/2 inch hose barb. I don't know what is the hose size for xp3 because I never had one.
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I have AM 1000 and my barbs are 5/8 I believe, same as the xp3


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