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DIY CO2 and DIY REACTOR

Im wondering if you can do the DIY Yeast recipe co2 system with a reactor...

i understand that their will be a much easier path of travel already setup through the reactor than into my bottles... but with the high turnover rate of my filter will the co2 have enough back pressure in it to prevent the water from going into my co2 bottles, or would i need a check valve in the middle, would that prevent it?

has anyone tried this?

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Use check valves...
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would a check valve be enough?

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yes, that is the whole point of them.
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yes, that is the whole point of them.
i know they do the whole negative pressure thing but didnt know if they would be built to withstand any pressure produced by 260+ gph running by...

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Yup, it will work fine. I routinely disconnect my co2 from my reactor(i use pressurized) and the canister doesn't push back.

You should use a gas separator, because it could actually be more likely to draw crud IN than out.
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You should use a gas separator, because it could actually be more likely to draw crud IN than out.
so you think it would have negative pressure inside of the reactor?

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