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post #15 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2020, 02:52 PM
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It's "okay", good for nano tanks but that's about it.

Again, 10 gallon tank with an Eheim 2213, so not very much flow at all.

I can barely get to a 1.0 drop in pH before bubbles are shooting up and out into the tank, the "turbo" wheel thing on the inside does nothing except inhibit flow - it doesn't "chop" up the bubbles at all, it doesn't even spin freely = it's seized up 3/4's of the time blocking even more flow.

The only way I could get it to stop spitting bubbles into the tank was to throttle back the filter after the reactor which increased backpressure and dissolved slightly more gas.

It's a nightmare to prime / purge the air out of for maintenance unless you completely turn it upside down (annoying).

It's quite loud for it's size - lots of sloshing and splashing noises, especially if the filter lets a little burp of air out.

For $20 I got what I was expecting I guess, so I'm not upset about it
I have 2 of them. It works decent for my 22 gallon. I did have to install an inline water pump with stronger GPH(370 ish). The one I'm using for my 30 breeder is hooked up to an Ecco Pro 2236. I always run it full throttle and has more than enough flow to keep the reactor flooded. The bubbles are more visible in my 30 vs my 22. Black background on my 30 vs white on my 22.

One thing I tried on my 22 was flipping the upper impeller upside down. The slots are facing up now and I honestly cannot tell the difference in efficiency with the impeller orientation. All in all I can't really complain for a 20 dollar reactor. I get my 1.5 drop on both tanks.


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