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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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last reactor question

I'm still a little confused about how my reactor will work?

I'm told that it must to be mounted verticly. I run the co2 line in the top, where I drill the hole, and stick the co2 line almost all the way down to the bottem of the reactor. is this correct?

Does the watter current run up the reactor and in the tank, or does it run downward against the bubble? I cant see what will prevent the bubble from just getting sucked out of the reactor with the water flow?

75 gallon, fillstar xp2 with inline reactor, 12 Lb pressurised co2, 4.2 WPG-corallife 3x96 watt PC-, fluorite/silica-sand substright.
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the bubbles should be released near the top and pushed downward.

so if below is a reactor:

|<-- line from filter
|<-- co2 line
|
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|<-- line to tank

If that just confuses you more I can take a picture of how mine is setup. I have a picture of it now, but with a huge dead fish on top a little gruesome for the youngins to see! But, if you want, just click on the link below for it.

Don't click on this link if you dont want to see a dead fish:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...rowtradegy.jpg

The point of having bio-balls or some other abrasive object in the reactor should keep the bubbles from just leaving the reactor un-disolved. I haven't read the article you posted yet to see what was recommended to be used.

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OK, I understand now. That is a very sad picture you have spar, it makes me feel bad. : (

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OK, I understand now. That is a very sad picture you have spar, it makes me feel bad. : (
been almost exactly 1 year now... and still feel bad about it. but, as you can see by the picture, a lot worse could have happened. heavy fish... could have knocked a tubing off, which would have drained the tank above, all over the electrical outputs, causing a fire... a lot more would have died than him.

btw, I pick up a new Arowana this weekend! bought a 26"er from a guy in OK. Can't wait! Hoping he isn't too crammed in the tank, but I am sure I can find a new taker if it does.

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WOW! 26 inch, thats huge. I'm sure hell be happie in your tank.

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