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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Co2 and Inline reactor

I've been thinking of ordering this co2 inline reactor:

Ive heard that running a inline reactor with DIY co2 will create negative pressure and suck the yeast into the tank. Is this true? it makes sense.

If thats true then I think my best bet is the hagen mini elite for co2 diffusion. I'd rather not cause more water movement because I have a eheim 2215 on a 20 long.

Any suggestions for me?
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Think you will be ok with the mini elite. I have one in my tank 20Long, XP1. Or you could try a hagen latter. If you want a latter I will send you one for $9.00 shipped.
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I my 20L they both work beautifully...I would definitely get the inline though because it frees up more space...and dont think your pump will cause your DIY to implode (strong pump, not that strong tho )

I too have ladder, if you want it, Ill send it to you for $8.95 shipped

go with the inline...
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I appreciate the offers but i'm either going to go with the hagen mini elite mod or an inline reactor. I want to buy one of them today or tommorrow. I have a lot of light over my 20 long and I need to co2 going quick.

Has anyone used an inline reactor with diy co2 before?
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I went ahead and bought the hagen. Seems to do well. Time to get a drop checker and ferts.

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