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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Reactor

I just set up a DIY Reactor like this one:

https://www.plantedtank.net/co2reactor.html

and I am having what I would assume is a problem. I am using the smallest available, 75GPH, Top Fin water pump, and it is connected to a similar siphon filter filled with the foam. Now, I follwed the instructions, and it looks right, but the pump is giving off a lot of air bubbles! It is fully submersed, and I've tried clearing the line of air, but I don't know what else to do to get the water to really flow through the tube without bubbling up. I'm afraid all it is doing right now is serving as a neat but useless looking gadget and I want to change that.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 10:09 PM
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Hi Zero, welcome to the Planted Tank!

Can you describe a little how you get CO2 into the reactor? Is it a DIY setup?


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well, i actually just went out and bought a Rio 50 water pump. it seems to have worked. now what happens is that the tube looks clear (like just water is running through it, and when a bubble pops in to the chamber, it gets churned around in to smaller and smaller bubbles until i cant see it anymore. so, i suppose i have fixed it. the more and more i get in to this hobby, the more i learn to stay away from petsmart and petco.
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They mean well but most know little to nothing about what they are selling.

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