Thought I'd post this question, after searching the old posts to see if anyone has a similar setup with similar problems
I recently got a 2nd hand Aquamedic 1000 CO2 reactor (like new) and hooked it up over the weekend to my 75G plant tank. The output of my Ehem 2215 cannister goes into the reactor at the top, exits at the bottom and then out to the tank via a spraybar at the tank bottom. CO2 comes into the reactor at the top after passing a soleniod, check valve, and an aquamedics bubble counter. There is a controller in the system as well...to handle the soleniod (of course)
With the rate of CO2 at about 18-20 bubbles per minute, I noticed that at the end of the day, the 2215 canister filter is sounding like it has air inside (noisy turbulence of the propeller) and I can't figure out where the air is coming from. I dont think it was from the cannister intake because that end has been submerged in the tank
I used the release valve on top of the Aquamedic 1000 to release some air, because the reactor was only half filled with water when I looked at it at the end of the day, with the top half being filled with air! I figured maybe the co2 rate was too high?!
A couple questions to add to this:
Is the 2215 enough output for this reactor (the manual says 250 gal/hour) and I dont think (not sure) my cannister is capable of this, or does it matter?
Has anyone had any similar problems with their reactor and cannister systems, esp those with the Aquamedic 1000 reactor and or eheim 2215
Is it possible the air from the reactor to get up in the intake and back into the cannister while there is still flow going on?
I'm hoping some engineer types or anyone with experience can help a semi-newbie out. Thanks in advance!!