|08-21-2015 02:45 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 05:30 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 12:12 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 09:07 AM|
|08-15-2015 12:08 PM|
Your going to want the big 20" housing with 4" dia.
I use that one for my 75g. I got mine from amazon.
|08-15-2015 07:24 AM|
|Patriot||Thanks for posting the list of what is needed. Now I have to find a clear one big enough for a 80 gallon tank.|
|08-08-2015 07:02 PM|
I kept researching and was still unsure of exactly what I needed. I got all these parts, with one change, since the Lowes didn't have the exact model number. (The brass pipe reducer bushing.)
Couple notes - I got the water filter from Lowes. I opened in the store, and there IS an O-ring in it. That's why I got it. It was $22. The one from Home Depot was cheaper, ($13) but wasn't available locally.
The part numbers for the two brass pieces I got are 645658 and 645891, made by BrassCraft. They fit together easily, even with the tape.
|06-11-2015 07:08 PM|
|ecotanker||Great thread! Thanks for all the great tips and info. I read the first 30 or so pages then skipped to the end. I mod my fluidized bed filter a reactor similar to this. The in flowing water goes down a tube and then up through a sand bed. The return water needs to pass through another tube to get back to the tank. Hopefully this work just as well.|
|06-11-2015 01:40 AM|
|philipraposo1982||is 10" housing big enough for a 75g?|
|04-20-2015 05:55 AM|
|ikuzo||why not add another valve to close the reactor if you want to bypass it completely|
|04-20-2015 02:32 AM|
|Immortal1||Yes, with the bypass fully open, water still runs thru the reactor. How much exactly, I don't now. Will have to spend some time figuring out what regulator pressure, what BPS, what bypass valve setting works. Should be fun.|
|04-20-2015 02:13 AM|
small bubbles helps dissolve quicker imo
right now i have 100% co2 dissolved, but i'm only running 2-3 bps though
|04-19-2015 11:50 PM|
Spent some time digging thru this thread today. Below is the result. Unit will obviously be mounted vertically. Will try to add a pic later once it is installed. Thanks to all for the useful info.
|04-08-2015 04:30 PM|
Did you use something like this?
|04-05-2015 06:24 AM|
|ikuzo||nevermind, installed it this morning and it works out nicely|
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