Yeah, I hear you.....that could be my only option........unless I put the Speece reactor in the adjacent room, where I am planning to put the CO2 equipment, anyway. Longer hoses from the canister filter will be needed...but sure how much that will slow down the flow, though.
I do have a couple of concerns about Cerges style reactors, though:
- Most people say that they slow down the flow.
- Need pressure buildup inside it, using valves.
I got a Fluval G6, rated at 265 GPH with filter media, head and hoses factored in (its pump is rated at 665 GPH). I really should test it out. Tank is a 65 gallon. I am not going with a sump at this time. Maybe with the next, bigger tank with bigger stand where all this could fit inside. My tank right now is very plain vanilla, started it a month back... I have a mud room to the right side of that filter sitting on the floor. Planning to punch a hole through the wall, behind that canister...for CO2 pipe. Got some other ideas also....but that is now going OT. Gotta start another thread for that.
Space being an issue...the cerges style will probably be your best bet and they are perfectly good reactors. I use a Rex Grigg but I have more space. I still chopped mine down to a total length of 16" which probably isn't ideal but it seems to work well.
Bump: So question.......
Can we slow down the water flow through Cerges and let most of the water flow through the bypass...or are those valves intended to increase water pressure inside Cerges? I am confused....I have read that the latter is true.
I am trying to keep water flow intact.
Kind of what I discovered is that its easy to overthink co2 reactors but the reality is that any reactor with slowed water movement is going to work and its us hobbyists that tend to mess them up by adding doodads on.