CO2 reactor on inlet side ?
I am thinking of building a Griggs style co2 reactor to replace the inline diffuser that I use now. The reason is because of the micro bubbles in the tank that get annoying. I have done a bit of reading, and I am amazed that such a reactor is not really available commercially. So it looks like I will have to build one of my own. The main complaint the people have is that this reactor can slow the flow down. I can only assume this has something to do with the extra large volume of water in the expansion chamber. My question is, can the reactor be on the inlet side. I would think that this would work better, as it is on the suction side(lower pressure?), and also it has larger diameter hoses. I donít know of any down side, assuming that all the co2 dissolves before the impeller. Not sure if the extra co2 in the water can affect the nitrifying bacteria. Anyway, I would love to hear peoples opinions.