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CO2 line in a zoomed 501

I have a zoomed 501 on it's way and I'm trying to figure out how to connect my co2 to it without using a "reactor". I was thinking of just putting a hole in the filter (not sure about top or bottom of a side) and attaching some plumbing so I could just attach the line to that. There would also be a small amount of line inside the filter with an airstone attached. I was wondering if anyone has tried to do this in the past or if anyone had a reason they would advise against this. Thanks.
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I wouldnt go through all that trouble it get co2 inside of your filter. Just put your co2 line in the intake basket/strainer/cover and let it suck the co2 in.

If you put a hole in the side of the filter this opens up all kinds of problems, loss of suction, foreign media being introduced to the filter, water leaks, yikes!

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I have a zoomed 501 on it's way and I'm trying to figure out how to connect my co2 to it without using a "reactor". I was thinking of just putting a hole in the filter (not sure about top or bottom of a side) and attaching some plumbing so I could just attach the line to that. There would also be a small amount of line inside the filter with an airstone attached. I was wondering if anyone has tried to do this in the past or if anyone had a reason they would advise against this. Thanks.


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I run it into the intake. works perfectly.


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I wouldnt go through all that trouble it get co2 inside of your filter. Just put your co2 line in the intake basket/strainer/cover and let it suck the co2 in.
Thanks. I always try to over-complicate things, but that's why I'm glad you guys are here to help set me back straight.
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