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DIY canister CO2 reactor

Working on my co2 setup have a pressurized system. I like the idea of the out of tank reactors like the cerges. I want to keep it on a separate system than my canister filter.

Was wondering has anyone ever or thoughts on building one out of a small eheim canister filter? Build a diffusion system inside the canister and tap in your co2. Than all your plumbing and pump etc is done.

Any thoughts appreciated, thank you
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Essentially, that is what I a doing. I have a DIY CO2 setup using baking soda and citric or boric acid. The CO2 goes through a small diffuser into an intake to my Eheim canister.
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Working on my co2 setup have a pressurized system. I like the idea of the out of tank reactors like the cerges. I want to keep it on a separate system than my canister filter.

Was wondering has anyone ever or thoughts on building one out of a small eheim canister filter? Build a diffusion system inside the canister and tap in your co2. Than all your plumbing and pump etc is done.

Any thoughts appreciated, thank you
Your idea would work with an old Eheim classic, but....
You would have to figure out how to plumb the return into or to the "top" of the canister housing. Then you would have to figure out how to seal a tube from the motor intake, down to the bottom of the canister housing. If you can do all that, then I would say you have something that would work nicely.


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You'd be better off just building a cerges imo. Smaller than the eheim can would be and less of a headache.
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i pump co2 directly in my filter. 100% dissolve and no problems so far.
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