Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: westminster, MA
please help with co2 reactor plumbing
I have a sump for my 90 gallon setup in my basement with the tank on the first floor. I currently have a 1" return line going into a 2" co2 reactor filled with bio balls, which then goes back to a 1" pipe to the tank. All the return water goes through it which sort of slows my water flow. How can I pipe this so only a portion of the return water goes through the reactor. I know I can use 2 tee fittings, one before and one after the reactor. Is there a better way? I'm mainly concerned which achiving proper flow through the reactor. since water goes in the path of least resistance too much may go through the pipe with no bio balls.
90 gallon planted rainbow fish/ community tank, pressurized C02, 2.8 wpg cf, eco-complete,
1-20 gallon breeding/growout
2-15 gallon breeding/growout
4-10 gallon breeding/growout
currently breeding hi fin red eye swordtails, kribensis, orange platys, trying others
DIY central sump filter w/auto water changing and auto water top off, DIY in-line co2 reactor.