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Inject air into CO2 reactor. Opinion?


I have built a CO2 reactor for my pressurized CO2 system. I was worried that my fishes and plants may not get enough O2 at night, so I was thinking of injecting air from an old airpump into the CO2 reactor at night. Would that be a good idea or I should just inject air bubble into the tank?

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Air pump straight into the aquarium is fine. You don't need a chance of co2 leaking by doing what you're proposing.

And your reactor would make a lot of noise with all the air in it. Air doesn't dissolve as fast as CO2.

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+1 to mistergreen

I agree on both count - noise & possible leakage route.

The idea was good but then the alternative of using an air-stone in the tank is far more convenient.

If you have a choice, you have a problem, till you elect your choice. No choice, no problem, only consequences, learn to live with them.
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