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Old 02-15-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Red Sea CO2 Reactor 500 maintenance


I Have been using the RS 500 with a pressurized CO2 System in a 75 gallon heavily planted aquarium for almost a year with one complaint, the constant maintenance needed to keep the vortex shape within the reactor. I find myself cleaning this unit at least 2x weekly.

Has this been the experience of others?

Any suggestion or recommendations?

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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No, I haven't had to clean mine since October.

Wonder why your situation is so extreme. Mine is mostly hidden among heavy plants, does not get a lot of difect light. My water is very clear, substrate is abig grain flourite.

What kind of dirty is your reactor getting?
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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I keep it hidden within plants, I do clean out small amounts of leaf debris from clear reactor and pump
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I have two of them, and they get varying degrees of algae on them over time, but not to the point of disrupting the vortex flow. I'm guessing the CO2 reactor probably isn't the only thing periodically becoming dirty in your tank.

That said, I did have one of the pumps just die on me recently. I was having trouble with my CO2 needle valve, and I assume the pump filled up with CO2 and ran dry for too long, and it just burned out. They're great little reactors, though. I often recommend them as a compact CO2 diffusion solution.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #5
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I keep it hidden within plants, I do clean out small amounts of leaf debris from clear reactor and pump
I have the same experience. I need to clean it out weekly. It is super efficient when working properly.
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