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diy co2 reactor

i got the idea from http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html



so i picked out a vitamin water bottle which i choosed cause it's pretty tubed shaped, not alot of bumps and curves like a water bottle. i made a hole for the powerhead attachment and a hole for the airstone.



i pluged the airstone hole with a feather i found so when i push it thru the silicone covered hole on the bottle cap none of it gets in the airway.



just waiting for it to cure.



gona work on it more today.
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looks promising, very cool..
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silliconed some fiberglass screen(is that ok?) onto the inlet of the powerhead and attached a cut bottle stuffed with foam.

co2 comming from diy co2 setup.



i put anti fungi solution with alot of sea salt in the gas separator, is that ok? just trying to eliminate any yeast from getting into the tank.


reactor in action
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Im thinking about starting one but I dont know where to buy a check valve and silicon tubing. And what did you use to attach the tubing to the cap? I read the article type thing and it said to use some bulkhead.
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i just drilled a hole and pushed the tubing thru then put silicon around the hole.

they should have check valves at any pet place that also deals with fish.
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Im thinking about starting one but I dont know where to buy a check valve and silicon tubing. And what did you use to attach the tubing to the cap? I read the article type thing and it said to use some bulkhead.
You can get them Petsmart for $2.00 or EBay for aprox $2.
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