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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need a diffuser and a heater

Thanks to this excellent community I am on my way to a successful tank..I hope lol

- 20L tank - check
- Eheim 2217 - check
- Eco Complete for substrate - check
- AquaTek paintball reg - check
- FugeRay light system- check

Now I need/want to add the following and need some guidance. Help me spend my money

Inline heater, co2 diffuser (inline as well?) and an inline UV thingy, why? Looks cool and algae gives me nightmares. 20 years of blasting high light in a plastic planted tank gives me horrible flashbacks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 09:13 PM
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I like the ista mix max reactor. Comes apart for cleaning, which is nice.
Amazon.com: Gulfstream Tropical Ista Max Mix Co2 Reactor Medium: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Gulfstream Tropical Ista Max Mix Co2 Reactor Medium: Sports & Outdoors
And for heater, hydor 100w would work I think.
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I like the ista mix max reactor. Comes apart for cleaning, which is nice.
Amazon.com: Gulfstream Tropical Ista Max Mix Co2 Reactor Medium: Sports & Outdoors
And for heater, hydor 100w would work I think.
Thanks for the suggestion. Ill add it to the list as I search for me ideas
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Thanks for the suggestion. Ill add it to the list as I search for me ideas
DO NOT BUY THAT...... I had a horrrrrible experience with that reactor. It is extremely cheaply made.

In my own experience. If i am connecting something to a hose that handles 100s of gallons ever 10 mins, I AM NOT buying something cheap

the host on my Eheim, even with clamps, came off that reactor and i had 25 gallons on the flow in less than 5 mins. Luckily, it was a weekend and I was home.

Use an in tank reactor. If you have a good filter and can run and inline heater and UV then by all means do it, I just know i lose alot on my Eheim running both on the same line

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