Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Montreal (But I have a U.S. address as well)
It's not uncommon for -22F up here. I let the house temps drop because I was waiting on my wood for heating.
If you get the chance, Google "1998 ice storm Quebec"
If I had to "eyeball" the flow rate, which I did after hooking up the first one and comparing it to the second 2217 that wasn't going through any reactor, I would guesstimate about 20% decrease.
I get zero bubbles in the tanks, rarely do I even see bubbles in the reactor chamber. I guess the flow/pressure is the sweet spot on this setup. Or maybe because my co2 input is a good 6" above the reactor I am getting good absorption on the way to the reactor. There is a bleed button on the reactor, but the Heyco cord grip is a great system bleed as well. On startup there was air trapped in the top of the heater tee, but a quick loosening of the Heyco bled the air out perfectly. I have cracked open the Heyco a couple times since setup with zero co2 or air coming out of it, only water.