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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Hey Carla, I'm from Gulfport, too! We've got to meet sometime and trade plants!
Well, to answer your questions,
1) I do believe the reactor would operate more efficiently under the great flowrate and pressure of the 2028. It would be fairly easy to adapt the larger tubes to the smaller reactor fittings with a quick trip to Home Depot.
2) You're most likely getting close to 100% diffusion right now with the Reactor 1000 being connected to the 2235, so moving it to the other filter won't affect how often the solenoid is open by much.
Why are you worried about the solenoid being open most of the time? I'm using pretty much the same water as you and I took off my solenoid to run the system 24 hours a day. My 5lb CO2 cylinder has lasted me 8 months now, and counting.
If your plants are growing well and placing a large demand for CO2, then consider that a good thing!
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage