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Old 02-02-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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New to planted tank forum, have been puting togother a 65gal. tank 36"x18"x24" high, want it to be a planted cichlid tank. advice needed is will a double membrane diffuser work in the sump of the wet/dry filter.
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
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Easy answer is no. Why not build a DIY reactor and plumb it into the return line to the tank?
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:33 AM   #3
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Will the g.p.h. through the reactor be a factor. now returning approx.650gph.
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:48 AM   #4
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That's a lot of water. Hmm..... if you build a big reactor. Say using 3" PVC and make it say 24" long or so it should not be a problem.
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Hmm,that is large no space for that. is there any way of geting the co2 in to the sump,trying to keep as much as i can out of the tank.
Thank you for the help.
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Old 02-03-2004, 03:39 AM   #6
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Would fishguy be able to increase the diameter of the pipe and decrease the length? It would be similar to my Hydrologix reactor.

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Might be able to but that's a really high gph. But you know for the small costs involved he might just want to build whatever size he has room for and see if it works.
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Thanks guys, off to look for DIY page.
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Could one use a T to T to double the volume without lengthening the entire pipe? i.e. Outlet pipe to a T, to 2 wider pipes for reactors, to a T, then return to the tank.
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