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Old 09-11-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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How do you make an inline co2 reactor?


I'm pretty sure that there has been a lot of threads here about inline co2 reactors, and tutorials, but if you know of a good tutorial, and of a diy reactor that has worked efficiently for you, please share a link.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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Not a tutorial but a picture of the one I made this week. Seems to be working good and a simple DIY.

I had a old reactor sitting around. Bought a .170"ID Tube X 1/4"MNPT Dubl-BarbŪ Brass Male Connector from USPlastics. http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...5275&catid=940 drilled on the return side put it all together and done. Very simple.
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:50 AM   #3
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Search Cerges reactor or Rex Griggs, everyone makes either of those lol
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:56 AM   #4
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I went the hardware store way, with 2 inch PVC pipe. My reactor is about 10 inch long, mounted vertically, no bio balls inside and it can dissolve 100% about 6-8 bubbles per second. A longer one would give more time for the water to dissolve CO2.

I only used plastic fittings (no brass), pipe cement (those two small cans, one purple, one... whatever color), teflon tape, total cost under $20, works like a charm.

Just google diy inline co2 reactor.

These are not photos of my reactor, but I did something similar:

http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...ne-CO2-Reactor

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ser-85573.html
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:15 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies my friends.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:35 PM   #6
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the cerges reactor is an awesome one, just installed it myself. the thread on this site is huge and should help. what fitting you use is gonna depend on your filters hose size

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=110100
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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What kelvin said.

Cerges' Reactor - DIY Inline CO2 Reactor
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