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Inline CO2 reactor

Anybody have any suggestions on the best inline CO2 reactor, that will not put a ton of micro bubbles in my tank. I am running a Ehiem 2234 at this time.
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Rex Grigg style reactor, there simply isn't a better one around.
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Rex Grigg style reactor, there simply isn't a better one around.
Actually the Cerges Reactor would probably be better. More people have turn to it instead or something very similar. A bit more expensive to construct though. Its been covered on here and pretty much all over the web so you can read up on it for info. Basically its a water filter rigged for co2.

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Actually the Cerges Reactor would probably be better. More people have turn to it instead or something very similar. A bit more expensive to construct though. Its been covered on here and pretty much all over the web so you can read up on it for info. Basically its a water filter rigged for co2.
+1 to that, I've got a 2215 I've been running with a Cerges reactor, and now I'm running a 2217 with it. No micro bubbles at all. Depending on the height of the reactor you may have to throw a few pot scrubbers in.

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Atomic in-line reactor fro Green Leaf Aquariums. Put it on the intake side of your canister, and by the time the the water reaches the canister you have no bubbles.

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Dan's85 have you used this configuration on any of your tanks. By placing the reactor on the inlet side of the filter would the micro bubbles cause problems with the filter itself. And would that effect the amount of co2 getting into the tank.
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I've been researching the same thing and think I have it boilded down to the ISTA Max Mix.

At $15.00 i don't think I could build one any cheaper and from what I've read they work pretty good as well.

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I got the idea from Davefish. He made a video about it on youtube. I have not ran this setup, but this is the route that I am going to take after I'm done with the DSM. By placing the reactor on the inlet side, if it's up closer to the top of the tank, he reports that by the time that the water carrying the CO2 gets to the filter the CO2 is at or very close to 100% diffusion. He also tried the Max Mix reactor before using the Atomic and reported significant loss in flow.

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The ISTA maxmix works well with my eheim 2217 set up on the outflow, the tubes fit nicely. Be careful though as I have read the adapters to make it fit with larger tubes are not as realiable.
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