Thanks for all the information this really helps a lot. I have not decided against anything...well except building my own.
I have Set aside the money to just buy what I need. I am a writer so handyman is unfortunately a skill I don’t posses, but more importantly do not trust!
I have researched the GLA reactor and have only read good things. Including a specific review on the GLA site in regards to it being used with a 2217. But I think it has only been on the market for 8 months, so feedback is difficult to find.
I think the GLA may be my best bet if I were to buy one unless you guys know of another to purchase. I have seen nilocg’s for sale... his Cerges is sold out but the Rex is available:
Of course my peninsula tank is only 18 inches high and the 2217 is 17. Being that it’s 24 and states to go under the tank, where as mine will go beside it, it wouldn’t only be ugly as sin but quite a mismatch ha!
My co2 tubing and filter hoses to a reactor/atomizer would only be 6 inches, however the output tubing itself I have the option to only be a couple feet to the tank, or more preferable, 4-5 feet to the other side of the tank. Maybe that length will dissolve a co2 atomizer by the time it hits the tank?
This is because the inlet comes out the bottom of an Ehaim classic and would be ideal to not have it coming up over the tank instead of the output just coming over the tank, since all my equipment will be basically beside the tank.
If that all makes sense, perhaps a visual (not I’m not plumbing in the wall lol):