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|11-21-2015 03:50 PM|
|heel4you||Thank you micca!!|
|11-20-2015 02:20 AM|
Originally Posted by heel4you View Post
A year later and this beast has been running flawlessly with 100% CO2 absorption since I built it.
|11-19-2015 07:30 PM|
Is it possible to make this topic a "sticky" or a blog with only the correct step-by-step setup?
I am going to build one soon, but this thread got a little confusing.
|11-19-2015 06:03 PM|
Originally Posted by Positron View Post
Yes, this is correct. The previous comment from WaterLife is incorrect if you want the best possible setup. There's no need to reverse the direction of the flow. I'm sure it'd still work if it was reversed, but doing so would give less room for CO2 absorption.
|11-19-2015 02:47 AM|
I just constructed this reactor, but I'm confused a bit. On the diagram a few pages back that micaa wrote, the input from the pump is clearly going into the input "in" on the reactor. The red button is closest to the input of the reactor so the Co2 comes through the pipe before it.
Does it make a huge difference what way the water flows through the thing?
EDIT: Upon closer examination of the reactor, the IN pipes directly to the top of the reactor. The OUT sucks water from the bottom of the reactor via the tube. This is how it's setup in my current min max reactor.
|10-05-2015 08:16 PM|
Yeah you run water in reverse through it. Your inlet connects to the housing's marked outlet, and your outlet coming out of the housing's marked inlet. So you hook it up in reverse/opposite to the marking.
I'm not sure about the risers.
|10-05-2015 08:03 PM|
2 questions about this build.
1. Do you run the water through in reverse to what the filter itself calls for? I'm assuming one does want the CO2 entering the largest chamber and the CO2 rich water leaving the down tube.
2. The lowes where I'm at didn't have the plastic risers so I got brass, is this going to cause an issue?
|09-22-2015 04:41 PM|
Originally Posted by brains613 View Post
|09-15-2015 09:39 PM|
|Patriot||I just order the pentek 3/4 20" 3g filter housing. I did not come with a cap.|
|09-12-2015 11:53 PM|
|Patriot||Do anyone know if a sunsun 404b will produce enough pressure to work? This video mention that he had to use two filters for it to work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itj-qxlKmIo|
|08-21-2015 03:45 PM|
|micca||Thanks for the feedback, brains613. I've adjusted my original post (Page 52 / post #770) with the information you provided. I'll continue to make edits as needed.|
|08-21-2015 06:30 AM|
|vladguan||Guys, the same thing can be DIYed with a little bit more work using DWV pipes and fittings. You can make a large one using 6" diameter pipes and end caps and then some bulkheads and irrigation rises as the centre tube and then a small threaded adaptor to screw into the inlet.|
|08-19-2015 01:12 PM|
LOL, guess I have not looked at this thread in awhile. Philip, yes the 10" housing seems big enough for my 75 gallon tank. What is the largest tank a 10 housing could be used on? No clue. Curious, what is the approximate cost for a 20" housing? and would (2) 10" housings produce better results if you could get the (2) 10" housings for about the same cost as the 20" housing?
Nice write up by brians613 - very helpful! Also, I find that the clear housings offer a chance to see whats happening inside the reactor. I have pushed too much cO2 into mine and it resulted in a bubble at the top of the reactor.
|08-19-2015 10:07 AM|
Originally Posted by philipraposo1982 View Post
|08-15-2015 01:08 PM|
Your going to want the big 20" housing with 4" dia.
I use that one for my 75g. I got mine from amazon.
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