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yasmut 01-26-2007 11:21 PM

Super Vortex Reaktor
The reactor technology of the new millenium :). It can dissolve 1000-1200 bubbles per minute. The CO2 gas is dissolved 100%. There is absulutely no CO2 leak. It's dimensions are 8x2 inc(20cmx 5cm). This samole works 450 Lt/h water circulation. It may be used within tanks up to 250 gallons. It can be adapdet tobigger tanks by using bigger and stronger pumps. Cost is 5$, power head excluded.








yasmut 01-26-2007 11:26 PM

External Vortex Reaktör.

Storm_Rider 01-27-2007 03:55 AM

looks badass

how does it maintain the vortex though? wouldn't it just fill up with water

epicfish 01-27-2007 04:02 AM

Strong powerhead forcing water through it. The direction of the water flow (against the side of the tube; see last picture) rather than having it go straight down causes a vortex effect.

1000-1200 bubbles per minute? That's a lot. Assuming 10 bubbles = 1mL, You're gonna get 100 mL to 120 mL of dissolution per minute? Hrmm.

fish_lover0591 01-27-2007 05:08 AM

Wow thats awesome i figured out how it works now :) Where do you get the clear pipe to make it from though ?

Hoppy 01-27-2007 05:24 AM

It looks like the external one has the water entering the side, along the side of the bottle (?), generating a vortex, and exiting from the center of the bottle at the bottom. And, the CO2 enters at the top in the center. So, the vortex keeps the CO2 captured in the middle, where it stays long enough to dissolve in the water around it. And, the "bottle" looks like two bottles with the bottoms cut off, and joined to make a double ended bottle with a neck at each end. Am I right? It looks like it would work very well, but I have no idea how much CO2 would dissolve, nor how much this would decrease the flow from a powerhead or pump.

The internal version looks like it works the same way, and since the photo shows it in action, you can see what a powerful vortex it generates. If it were to not dissolve any of the CO2 you would see it bubbling out the bottom.

Martin 01-27-2007 08:04 AM

I like it... I like it alot!

great idea.

If only I had some seethrough acrylics!

yasmut 01-27-2007 12:34 PM

According to my calculations it dissolves the 100-150 ml. gas, that I have put inside the tube, within 1 minute.
The "bottle/clear pipe" is a cheap bottom cleaning pipe that is made in Turkey. It looks as if it was made specially for my vortex reactor. You may use acrylic pipes or anything similar to this one.

it works exactly like you've described. All CO2 is dissoved, no CO2 escapes from this reactor.

Just pay attention to the size of the bottom exit hole. Its size and the rector's length is very important and should be proportionate. If you make the hole bigger than it should be, then no vortex occurs. If you make it smaller than it should be, then the vortex is slim and results in CO2 escape.
You have to work a little and try different sizes until you reach the optimum hole size. I was lucky to find it at first try, but I tried other sizes to make sure it's the optimum one.

yasmut 01-28-2007 06:13 PM

External Vortex can dissolve 2200 - 2400 bubbles per minute. This sample works 1000 Lt/h(Eheim 2217) water circulation.

Brian A 01-30-2007 03:32 PM

hhmmm, I am interested in finding the materials to make this work now. It looks amazing.

CardBoardBoxProcessor 01-30-2007 04:56 PM

but what do you do at night when you don't need co2 injection? you can't turn off your filter.

CardBoardBoxProcessor 01-30-2007 04:58 PM

I would think you could fine your required materials in the python gravel cleaners. one end for co2 injection, and the other for water exit then you drill and plumb in the exit hole.

Brian A 01-30-2007 05:09 PM

maybe. I would love to be able to find everything here in the states so I can use the same material.

CardBoardBoxProcessor 01-30-2007 05:18 PM

well.. I would say to sue the python grave,l cleaners for a few reasons.

you can fine the piping as long as you want it to be.
the end caps can be bought easily and easily connect and can be easily sealed to the tubbing.
the python gravel cleaners have a narrower diameter and would make the vortex spin even faster with more force.

epicfish 01-30-2007 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by CardBoardBoxProcessor (Post 365621)
but what do you do at night when you don't need co2 injection? you can't turn off your filter.

Plug your CO2 into a solenoid. The CO2 will shut off.

You can get acrylic tubes at TAP Plastics.

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