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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 03:34 PM
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Thanks, one more question. I could not find his answer online but what pressure do you run your co2 at into the reactor? I assume you can go lower that what is needed with a ceramic diffuser (30-40 psi)
I run 30psi on my 4" PVC 4' tall reactor, mainly as the first regulator I used wouldn't hold a steady pressure under that. I would experiment with pressures to see what stays stable for you.
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I run 30psi on my 4" PVC 4' tall reactor, mainly as the first regulator I used wouldn't hold a steady pressure under that. I would experiment with pressures to see what stays stable for you.
That's a beast of a reactor.
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Thanks, one more question. I could not find his answer online but what pressure do you run your co2 at into the reactor? I assume you can go lower that what is needed with a ceramic diffuser (30-40 psi)
I go 10-15 PSI working pressure.
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Understanding that the reactor itself will not add any pressure worth noting we find that you only need to have enough CO2 pressure to offset the pressure from the height of the water in the tank plus a very small amount from the filter. You can't get very much pressure built up in a system that is open at the end of the tubing! That lets us decide how our needle valve, etc. works best. A good needle valve that holds the flow steady will let you run as low as 4-5 pounds if you like. I settle for 5- 10 PSI as easy to read on my gauges. I like the lower pressure as it makes barb fittings more reliable.
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We always just dealt with a local acrylic/plastic supplier/fabricator. Kind of place sells plastics/acrylic sheets/tubes and does custom displays and acrylic fabrication.

They always seemed to have loose cut offs of 2-6” acrylic tubes laying around they wanted to get rid of, just paid their cut charge to get it cut to length on bigger stuff we couldn’t handle on table saw and they would price it just above wholesale just to rid of it. Many times got pieces that had slight scuffs in it at damaged goods pricing. Check around if your in more urban area, you might be surprised what you can find cheap.

Clears way to go so you can see what’s going on no doubt.
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