Which Filter Housing for a DIY Cerges Co2 Reactor?
I know there are numerous threads on this general topic, so I apologize if this is redundant. I've been researching available commercial products as well as DIY plans for a pressurized Co2 setup on my 50 gal. planted community tank. I've decided I would like to incorporate an inline Co2 reactor. However, I've gotten to the point/conclusion that the commercially available reactors are poor quality and have performance issues. Now Ive been looking into the DIY Cerges reactors, using a clear home water filtration housing, and running a tube down into the chamber from inside the main inlet. I found one such housing (Pentek 158117 1/4" #10 Slimline Clear Filter Housing) on Amazon. However, some of the reviews state that it leaks from the pressure relief valve as the pressure increases. My first question is about the pressure relief valve. Is it necessary and beneficial? Otherwise, are all commercially available house filter housings pretty much the same? Any suggestions?
I'm also hoping to place the reactor inline from my Eheim 2217 Classic (12/16mm return hose) canister filter, with a T fitting inlet for the Co2. Is a model with this 1/4" female inlet/outlet workable with fittings for my application? Is it advisable to use the canister filter? Thanks!