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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Sizeing a DIY CO2 Reactor

Would you go bigger size with more water flow ? It seems that the normal size is 2 inch in DIY Reactor. Does any one have any pic's of a 3 inch DIY Reactor?
I am redoing my close loop system so far I got is a Blue Line 55 HD 1100gph Pump,Nu-Clear Filter I still need to get is a UV Light and a CO2 Reactor and every thing will be running in a 1 inch line .
I will keep my Eheim Pro 2 2028 w/Hydro Heater running , my tank is 110g tank 60x18x24.
With that much flow in my close loop should i go with a 3 inch reactor or will a 2 inch be alright to run , should bio balls be used? IMO I was thinking of a 3x24 reactor with bio balls?
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I have a 75 gallon with a 2 inch reactor on a canister filter so I think I'd go with a 3 inch reactor for a tank and pump of that size. I'd also leave out the bioballs. I didn't use them and the reactor is fine. I'm sure you've read all of the threads about them so you might consider a mazzei or needle wheel pump instead of a reactor.
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