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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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External Reactor quick question

I know there is about a billion threads on this and i did have a look through but couldnt find an answer.

I notice most people have the co2 inlet closer to the top than the bottom. Is there a reason for this? I put mine towards the bottom and im having a build up of gas inside. Is this why?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 05:59 PM
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the input of water and co2 goes at the top. The outlet of water goes at the bottom.

This way, the Co2 is unnaturally forced into the water from the pressure from your filter/powerhead etc.

Otherwise, as you are experiencing, the c02 simply naturally rises to the top of your reactor and occasionally spits out in larger (undissolved) bits.

I had the same issue....foolish me, I flipped my reactor and now it is at 100%.

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