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CO2 Reactor and In-line Heater

i've just collected pieces of pvc with the instructions provided by Rex's Co2 reactor and Snazzy's In line heater. It will be connected to secondary Filter, Eheim 2213, for my 38G tank.




and i've been thinking on better way on connecting these two together and make it work their best.

here's what i came up with...

from filter output to reactor top to bottom and up to in-line heater and up to tank



the the heater flip the other way....



or from filter output to inline heater and down to reactor and up to the tank.



again with the heater flip the other way...




and also, why not just make them as one by combining them both???



Any thoughts from the DIY Gurus out there before i glued this things together???
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Seems like alot to expect from a 2213 ( I have one ) but if it works, great!

I like this one the best:

Not sure why, but I do.

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just combine them both... twice as many things inline make for twice as many problems when you're setting them up.


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there is something you want to keep in mind when you put this together.
If for some reason that the 2213 doesn't have enough flow to fully dissolve all your CO2, or if you have a lot of pearling, and you end up with a gas pocket at the end of the day, you DO NOT want the heater out of the water.

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there is something you want to keep in mind when you put this together.
If for some reason that the 2213 doesn't have enough flow to fully dissolve all your CO2, or if you have a lot of pearling, and you end up with a gas pocket at the end of the day, you DO NOT want the heater out of the water.
Yep! Put the heater on the lower end of this setup.


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I was going to do the same thing and combine the heater and reactor using a bigger diameter pvc but the thought of gas pocket made me nervous, that and not being able to see if the heater's light is on.


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and not being able to see if the heater's light is on.
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