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CO2 diffusion into 220g

I read up on this a while back and would appreciate if someone could summarize what it is I should have retained about diffusing pressurized CO2 into a large tank. I am using 2 canister filters and really do not have space for a large bulky sump or similar underneath the tank. I suspect that the Aquamedic Reactor 1000 that I use on my 75g (not completely satisfied) would not be up to 3x the bubble rate.

I am considering - nothing definite here - going to pressurized CO2 on my 220g altum tank. What size CO2 tank would you get and how would you diffuse the bubbles?

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I hate to be "that guy" but all there is a plethora of information out there already on the topic.

co2 tank size depends on how often you want to fill it. pressurizing a 220 will probably take a lot of co2. look into rex griggs or cerges style reactors. or take a gander at this idea https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=508497


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"cerges reactors" was the term I had forgot, thanks.

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i'm building a cerges reactor today as well. Same tank as yours. If I were you, I would probably build one, run it with your 1000 along with your canister filter.


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