The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic

Thread: Mini CO2 reactor in an Aquaclear HOB filter v1.3b (shown on a Fluval Edge) Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
01-09-2014 03:51 PM
MERSF559 possibly show a step by step video on how to do this? im the type of person that wants to make sure im doing it right lol ihave a aqua clear hob filter and this would be a great addition!
01-09-2014 05:05 AM
Chrisinator Let us know how you do!
01-09-2014 04:32 AM
Cwy0608 anyone checked how efficient the chopstick is?
07-18-2012 06:58 PM
Vermino
Quote:
Originally Posted by AirstoND View Post
I also agree with Gnomecatcher on this, unless you have plants in HOB or have a very high outflow rate.

I am also seeking a method such as a bubble ladder or glass bell to keep CO2 in longer contact with water.
https://sites.google.com/site/aquari...ter-co2-topper
05-05-2012 01:31 PM
AirstoND
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnomecatcher View Post
Don't you get a lot of CO2 offgassed as the water flows out the filter? I would imagine that it would be difficult to keep up the amount of CO2 in the water column.
I also agree with Gnomecatcher on this, unless you have plants in HOB or have a very high outflow rate.

I am also seeking a method such as a bubble ladder or glass bell to keep CO2 in longer contact with water.
05-05-2012 03:51 AM
Gnomecatcher Don't you get a lot of CO2 offgassed as the water flows out the filter? I would imagine that it would be difficult to keep up the amount of CO2 in the water column.
05-03-2012 09:35 PM
beedee i'm going to give this a shot tonight! i'll try the no chopstick method first. (only because i dont have any floating around yet)
03-21-2012 10:06 AM
FunkyMonk very nice mod here. I like the ada diffusor in the tank! keep up the good work! I have to try this now.
05-01-2011 04:18 PM
jcgd Great mod. I actually did this with my filter a few months ago, but I didn't put a diffuser in at all, just stuck the tubing through the hole. The impeller chops it up and it gets caught in the media. Works like a charm.

I also turn off the filter every day to feed baby brine, and when I power it back up it is still able to prime, even with the hole clogged.
05-01-2011 02:48 PM
rj55021 Do not using the chopstick piece makes any difference at the end?????







04-11-2011 08:47 PM
rj55021 Wow!

I will definitely try it!

THanks
03-27-2011 11:41 PM
Kibblemania1414 very nice, i will have to do that with my aquaclear HOB filter. thank you!
03-27-2011 11:33 PM
Mxx I bought an inexpensive ceramic disk nano diffuser, but it looks larger than it did in the photo and still doesn't fit under that plate by the impeller. So I was about to start to modify it by sawing it into sections and then reassembling it, but then I went and rummaged through the kitchen until I found a chopstick. Chopstick piece works fine, but it does make a little almost squeaky noise whenever bubbles come out.

By the way, how many bubbles per second do you find to be the best in order to achieve 20-30 ppm in an Edge?
03-16-2011 10:36 AM
Mxx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tamelesstgr View Post
What would happen if you just left the end of the tubing open and bubble inside the filter? I have an AC70 I am wanting to try this on.
I did this modification, but I didn't have any diffuser to use so I just left the tubing open to bubble inside the filter. Unfortunately the CO2 bubble didn't seem to stay in the filter like that and bubble right back out of the filter through the middle section, so I wasn't seeing much if any difference in my CO2 levels as a result. I suppose they might stay within the filter better if they were much smaller.

I now have my CO2 off though, as I couldn't get any sort of a consistent bubble rate and one day discovered that my rate of a bubble every few seconds had turned into constant CO2 stream which would have suffocated my fish if I hadn't reacted immediately. So I'm looking for a new needle valve now to add in-line.
03-07-2011 05:47 PM
Tamelesstgr What would happen if you just left the end of the tubing open and bubble inside the filter? I have an AC70 I am wanting to try this on.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome