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Delivering Co2 to a large Tank

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Would one be enough to deliver Co2 to a 135gal dirt tank?
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=24117
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=24144
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or i need to two?
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I would use the large diffuser on one side of the tank and the power head on the other side of the tank. Try to maximize your water flow throughout the tank.
Edit: I use that diffuser and it is very loud. I would consider something else if that might be a concern for you.

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I would use the large diffuser on one side of the tank and the power head on the other side of the tank. Try to maximize your water flow throughout the tank.
Edit: I use that diffuser and it is very loud. I would consider something else if that might be a concern for you.
diffuser? do you mean this?
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Would one be enough to deliver Co2 to a 135gal dirt tank?
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=24117
(large)
I think he means this is very loud. And I agree as well. I find the noise (of the spinning propeller) annoying if you have the tank somewhere quiet like a bedroom or library.

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why not build or get someone to build you a rex grig reactor or whatever the popular one these days is?

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why not build or get someone to build you a rex grig reactor or whatever the popular one these days is?
I dont think the noise will bother me unless its the same noise as an HOB filter, the tank will be place in the living room
i might consider building a pvc reactor.

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To improve the Ista: removing the impellers increases CO2 dissolution and it's a little bit quieter. A high head height increases reactor pressure which increases dissolution.

Caution: Hardware can leak.

Better: Build your own. Search DIY forum for DIY reactor.
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If you build a Grigg-type PVC reactor, I recommend making the PVC barb connection and any turns/elbows a little bigger than your hose diameter. I found the elbows and turns cut down on flow, so I remade then with
3/4" connections and then reduced to the 5/8" Rena hosing down the line, with much better results.
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