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Holder for DIY inline CO2 reactor

I have seen some different brackets used to mount different inline reactors inside the stand. I bought the plain ole' bracket that curves around the front of the reactor and screwed down on both sides. I have seen some which allows the reactor to be removed and snapped back into place if needed.

Can you post some pics of these brackets if you have one and if you don't mind tell me where you got them from? I have done a search and couldn't find the pictures.

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I use zip ties. If the thing has to be removed, i just snip the ties and remove the reactor......then when i put it back i use new ones.
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Same here... I looooove zip ties.


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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Guys,

Thanks for the zip tie idea. Do you zip tie it to a staple inside the stand or something else?

Anyone else use the brackets I was describing?

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I looked all over for those including lowes, they looked at me like I was crazy when I asked if they had them. I'm using the same ones you are used for mounting 2" electric PVC.
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I'm using some brackets I found at Orchard Supply Hardware in the gutters department. It's the perfect size for holding 2" diameter pipe. These are open front, snap-in type brackets so you can remove the reactor with ease. I'll post a pic when I get home.

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The guys at home depot looked at me funny too;p The guys that work at the plumbing section at the Lowe's near my house probably thinks I'm crazy ever since I started setting up my tank. I've been asking for stuff that they have real problem finding and don't even get me to describe their facial expressions when they asked me to try to explain to them what I was trying to do

Bill, thanks! I think what you have is what i'm looking for.

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Gutter department huh? I'll have to look there. I figured it was something electricians used to install those plastic pipes for wires.
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I used the pipe hangers listed on this page: http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...ories/ssid/316

I think that is what you are looking for.


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I used the pipe hangers listed on this page: http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...ories/ssid/316

I think that is what you are looking for.
The ones I have are more like the Pipe Supports.

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Look here for a picture of my reactor: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=12404

It's not that easy to see in the pic, but I just use a piece of metal that I believe is used by plumbers to provide support for metal pipes. It comes in a roll and has round holes punched in it every inch or so. Should be esay to find (and easy to use if you chose to go this route).
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Thanks to all for your responses. I went by lowes tonight and looked for it as hard as I could but I couldn't find it. So, I installed it with a what I had. I had to install it tonight coz' the reactor that was in place which I bought used was not doing the job...I planted my tank last friday and they're not getting enough co2 with the amount of light

Hopefully, this one will do better;p

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Velcro

I took a 6" strip of velcro and sewed the two pieces together with a 1" overlap so the whole thing was about 11" long, then added a screw through the joined part to attach it to the cabinet.
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I use "touchdown" clamps I found at Lowes...

In action:
http://www.geocities.com/jhoetzl/tank/equipment.html

And their site:
http://www.siouxchief.com/B_Product_...GroupID=051850

Very nifty...and cheap


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I would have loved to have found that;p Nobody at lowes could find anything I was describing Can you tell me which section did u find these touchdown clamps at lowes?

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