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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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how to best attach nilocg co2 reactor to cabinet

I just got one of these and I was wondering what the best way would be to mount it to the cabinet stand wall? Ideally it would be stable, no rattling noises and such, and easy to take off for cleaning. I'm not terribly handy so this is all new territory for me.



Second question: I'm getting some big driftwood. Any suggestions on how to make sure they don't float away? I'll have some egg crates under the substrate, so maybe somehow I can fix them to the plastic?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 03:12 PM
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You can tell I have kids, lol. I had extras of these (different brand, but you get the idea):

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mommy-s-H...8-pack/9203733

If you don't want to use screws, you could also do something like this, but it may not be long enough:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Weyli-Bab...Pack/271554848

Otherwise, metal fish tape or similar screwed to the cabinet works.

For anchoring wood down, slate is a popular choice
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Do not mount the reactor too firmly as there is a 60/40 chance you may need to tilt it to clear air out of a canister filter to get a restart. So make it something quick and easy. I like either velcro straps or there are also long plastic straps with slots for adjustments. A simple bungie strap can works well as it doesn't normally take much to hold them upright if they are designed with a flat bottom to set on the floor.
Point to question? I'm not sure I understand the design of that one with the CO2 entering so near the bottom as it is in total conflict with the Grigg's design. With the input so near the outlet, I would have assumed the bubbles would be blown out and into the tank.
But with that said, most of the stuff from Colin does work, so I will reserve judgement as I have not tried one like that.
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Thanks guys. There's actually a tubing inside that goes all the way to the top where it releases the CO2. I think in the end it's very similar to the traditional rex Griggs reactor.
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