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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Cerges reactor

Hi all,

I just finished building a Cerges reactor. But so far, I'm disappointed. Large CO2 bubbles continue to come out of my filter outlet.

The reactor has a 10-inch housing and is connected in-line with the filter output. The filter is a Fluval 406. I tried lowering the flow of the filter via the Aquastop switch, but that did not seem to reduce the CO2 bubbles.

The aquarium is 75 gallons.

Did I build the reactor incorrectly? Is the housing too small for a tank that size? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Is the reactor sitting on the floor? How much head height is there?
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Is the reactor sitting on the floor? How much head height is there?
The reactor is not on the floor. It is in a temporary position elevated above the canister filter (seen in the lower right corner of the pic).
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You want as much head height as possible because this increases pressure. Place it on the floor to see how much that helps.
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You want as much head height as possible because this increases pressure. Place it on the floor to see how much that helps.
I did your suggestion (in addition to adding a scrubbing pad on top of the existing sponge) -- and it worked! No more bubbles whatsoever. Thanks for your help.
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