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c02 going into tank via canister

ok I had some one suggest I do this what do you guys think, Just making sure I do things right

Not a problem, If you look at your spray bar connection there is the flow adjustment knob. Well you will see a removable plastic plug, that's the place you install the outlet tube from the co2 tank. The plug is on top of the flow adjustment knob. Only take the plug of when filter is off. Then install co2 tubing.
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any one have any suggestions
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Have the output of the CO2 tubing go into the intake of the canister.

There are several threads discussing this very subject. Search will yield the results you seek.
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I don't think it's a good idea to put it into the intake. You could jam the impeller.

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well then fishscale would you suggest I do it the way I was told

If you look at your spray bar connection there is the flow adjustment knob. Well you will see a removable plastic plug, that's the place you install the outlet tube from the co2 tank. The plug is on top of the flow adjustment knob. Only take the plug of when filter is off. Then install co2 tubing.
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Which cannister is this? Mine doesn't have anything like that.
Guessing it's the venturi piece to a rena filter?

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it is ... mine is the filstar rema xp3
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Ok what about when the co2 is off the water pressure will be pushed down that tube. now if your tubing comes apart at your check valve or your bubble counter you will then have your canister pumping water out of your tank pretty quickly

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that is a concern I dont want a flooded living room.... wife will kill me
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has any one done this or would I be the first
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If it is a true venturi, it should be sucking air (or CO2 if hooked up) in. If that is the case, it should never push water out, only pull air in.
Now, if it on the spray bar, you won't get it fully dissolved, and any bubbles that make it to the surface is lost.

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well I guess I will give it a try and see if I shoot out any bubbles
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It is the venturi connection, so no concerns about flooding. However, unless the outflow is way on the bottom of the tank, part of the CO2 could escape on the surface without being dissolved completely. Just like Walter said.

An external reactor, inline with the XP3 outflow, would be a better option to dissolve all CO2.


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I have my air pump on a timer for at night hooked up to that little port on the spray bar. As for CO2 I use the DIY reactor that is inline with the outflow line. Its really easy to make and you will get some great results from it.

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madfish I would love to hear how you built that reactor into your out flow
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