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05-09-2017 05:45 PM
Aceman
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Originally Posted by TB12 View Post
the fx6 is going on a 65 gallon, I'm just not getting enough flow from the 2217 currently because of how dense the plants are. I went ahead and ordered a 20" housing, we will see how it goes!


I have a fx5 and I use it as the reactor itself. What I've done is placed a defuser in the inflow of the filter which then the filter will act like a giant reactor. Seems to work well on my 90
05-09-2017 05:25 PM
TB12
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Originally Posted by burr740 View Post
Maybe, but every set up runs a little different.

Be a good idea to go with a 20" model instead of a 12. It'll handle more CO2 at a higher flow rate.

Also avoid the kind that have a flow control lever built in the top. The hole where the water goes through on those reduces to an even smaller size, which will drastically reduce flow and volume, even going into the reactor. Add your own ball valves instead.

You'd just have to try it and see. If you have a really big tank and need the FX6 to run at full capacity, a big oversized Griggs style might work better. They dont reduce flow as much as these can, primarily because you can use any size openings you want without reducing it.

And one of these will definitely limit an FX6 because you're looking at a ~1/2" hole going in the lid, no matter what size hoses connect to it.
the fx6 is going on a 65 gallon, I'm just not getting enough flow from the 2217 currently because of how dense the plants are. I went ahead and ordered a 20" housing, we will see how it goes!
05-09-2017 01:32 PM
burr740
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think an fx6 is too much flow for one of these?
Maybe, but every set up runs a little different.

Be a good idea to go with a 20" model instead of a 12. It'll handle more CO2 at a higher flow rate.

Also avoid the kind that have a flow control lever built in the top. The hole where the water goes through on those reduces to an even smaller size, which will drastically reduce flow and volume, even going into the reactor. Add your own ball valves instead.

You'd just have to try it and see. If you have a really big tank and need the FX6 to run at full capacity, a big oversized Griggs style might work better. They dont reduce flow as much as these can, primarily because you can use any size openings you want without reducing it.

And one of these will definitely limit an FX6 because you're looking at a ~1/2" hole going in the lid, no matter what size hoses connect to it.
05-09-2017 07:00 AM
TB12 think an fx6 is too much flow for one of these?
03-17-2017 05:25 AM
johnson18
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Originally Posted by micca View Post
Damn! I didn't think to put ball valves on mine! I built one about a month ago, now I'm gonna have to make some changes!
03-16-2017 08:20 PM
Craigthor Amazing to still see this thread going strong, yes I cleaned up my photobucket some years ago and these photos were removed.
02-05-2017 11:14 AM
PEdwards
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Originally Posted by zackariah View Post
I have 2 cerges in line on my tank and it works. Maybe try that.

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Thanks for the input. I do have 3x 10" unit that I'd been using and have been considering trying to hook up them it up to the new large chamber. Hopefully that will help.
02-04-2017 03:28 PM
zackariah I have 2 cerges in line on my tank and it works. Maybe try that.

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02-04-2017 02:18 PM
PEdwards Anyone have experience using a needle wheel impeller on their Cerges? I'm currently running a lot of gas through a 590ish gph needle wheel skimmer pump through a 20"x4.5" reactor and am still getting a boatload of microbubbles making it through even with the outlet valved waaaaay back (and hence a lot of pressure for dissolution). I'm beginning to think going to a direct bubble input vs. blowing mist into the chamber is a better idea.

Thanks!
10-02-2016 08:02 PM
Patriot Anyone using this with a Fluval FX6?
10-02-2016 07:47 PM
michu Just realized I was being incredibly rude by asking for help in this thread. I do apologize. I posted a new thread if anyone would like to help. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/9-...ml#post9588897
09-23-2016 02:45 PM
ernest
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Originally Posted by micca View Post
ah.... thank you micca.
09-23-2016 04:36 AM
micca
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Originally Posted by ernest View Post
why the pictures are not shown?
Click here for pictures.
09-22-2016 04:39 PM
plantsrockmysocks The pictures were moved/delete from Craigthor's Photobucket account.
09-22-2016 04:01 PM
ernest
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Originally Posted by Craigthor View Post
Have to thank our Russian friends for this one. After playing with the Rex Griggs reactor I wanted to try something else. Principal and cost are about the same design is different.

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What you will need:

Omni OB1 Series A House Filter
2- 1/2" Male Threaded Adaptors with Barb end
2- 3/4" 90 degree Street fitting
2- 3/4" PVC Male Adaptor
2- 3/4" x 1/2" PVC Bushing
1- 3/4" CPVC Coupling - Note this has to be CPVC not PVC as the PVC fittings are too big
1- 6 3/4" x 3/4" CPVC Pipe - Again has to be CPVC and not PVC
PVC Primer and Cement
CO2 Tubing
Teflon Thread Tape
Scissors
Needle Nose Pliers
Filter Tubing
Drill and Drill bit for your CO2 Tubing

Total cost as ~ $23 each about the same as the Rex Griggs inline reactor if you don't use clear pvc.

Filter Housing:





Start by removing the Priming Button via the screw on the inside of the lid for the housing:




Drill out the hole to accept your CO2 tubing this hole shpould be smaller then your CO2 Tubing so it creates its' own seal.



Cut the CO2 tubing at a sharp angle so you can stick it through and pull it with the needle nose pliers. This should be slightly tough to pull through as it will create a seal as you pull the tubing through.





Cut the CPVC pipe off at 6 3/4", if you are using a different filter you may have to adjust the cut off length. I cut mine so it was about 3/4" off the bottom. Push the CPVC coupler over the nipple in the lid, should fit really snug. Then push the CPVC pipe into the coupler. I didn't glue this together as it was a snug fit and should be under little pressure.




Lay out and glue the fittings together, with the fitting I chose you won't need any extra 3/4" pipe as all the fittings go together.





Attach the fittings to each side jsut make sure you hook them up according to the Flow marking on the lid. Finished Product.



I will update tomorrow once I install these as to how effective they are, but based on looks they should function really well. According to the article I linked to about he got a .5 PH change in a matter of minutes.

Craig
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