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hisxlency 02-16-2013 06:28 PM

Need a diffuser and a heater
 
Thanks to this excellent community I am on my way to a successful tank..I hope lol

- 20L tank - check
- Eheim 2217 - check
- Eco Complete for substrate - check
- AquaTek paintball reg - check
- FugeRay light system- check

Now I need/want to add the following and need some guidance. Help me spend my money :)

Inline heater, co2 diffuser (inline as well?) and an inline UV thingy, why? Looks cool and algae gives me nightmares. 20 years of blasting high light in a plastic planted tank gives me horrible flashbacks :eek:

ETK 02-16-2013 08:13 PM

I like the ista mix max reactor. Comes apart for cleaning, which is nice.
And for heater, hydor 100w would work I think.

hisxlency 02-18-2013 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ETK (Post 2560490)
I like the ista mix max reactor. Comes apart for cleaning, which is nice.
Amazon.com: Gulfstream Tropical Ista Max Mix Co2 Reactor Medium: Sports & Outdoors
And for heater, hydor 100w would work I think.

Thanks for the suggestion. Ill add it to the list as I search for me ideas

msawdey 02-18-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hisxlency (Post 2579570)
Thanks for the suggestion. Ill add it to the list as I search for me ideas

DO NOT BUY THAT...... I had a horrrrrible experience with that reactor. It is extremely cheaply made.

In my own experience. If i am connecting something to a hose that handles 100s of gallons ever 10 mins, I AM NOT buying something cheap

the host on my Eheim, even with clamps, came off that reactor and i had 25 gallons on the flow in less than 5 mins. Luckily, it was a weekend and I was home.

Use an in tank reactor. If you have a good filter and can run and inline heater and UV then by all means do it, I just know i lose alot on my Eheim running both on the same line


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