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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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How to make a better CO2 reactor?

Currently I have the Red Sea Turbo CO2 Bio-System. It's basically a DIY mixture fed into a powerhead. The powerhead looks like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Turbo-CO2-Bio-Sy...QQcmdZViewItem

However, I don't feel like it's dissolving CO2 efficiently enough. I want to convert it into something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvHwq5XhGfk
Except keep in mind that the end of the CO2 tubing goes over the powerhead nozzle and I can't take it off. Any ideas on how I can make one?

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Can't you do something like this using part of a gravel vac head. Just drill a hole in the top of the gravel vac head to pull the tubing from your CO2 feed. I would make the hole a tad smaller than the airline tubing so that you get a good seal.


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How about if I glue the bottle part of a small soda bottle (like less than half a liter) to the end of a powerhead and poke large holes on the bottom so that the dissolved CO2 (because the powerhead will be moving the bubbles around and dissolving them) can escape through the holes? Something like this:
Forgot to label that the powerhead is the black thing on the left, and that the end of the CO2 tubing is attached to the outlet nozzle.

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This is an excelent option..http://www.plantguild.com/co2.html
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Well I already have the powerhead and don't want the money to go to waste....

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Powerhead and an old gravel vac may do the job.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 03:38 AM
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why don't you just stick co2 tubing in the intake of your powerhead? you'll get co2 mist which is equally beneficial as dissolved co2.
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