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Red sea reefer xl 425 88 gallon
Equipment
Heater: 2 Jager 300w control by Neptune temp probe
Lighting: Chihiros WRGB-II 30-120
Substrate: Aquasoil Amazonia II
Sump: 24 gallon red sea reefer xl 425 sump with reservoir
Pump: vectra s2
Neptune Apex classic

Co2:
20lb co2 tank
Cerge reactor 20in water filter housing
Dual stage regulator
Clippard ET-2M-12 Mouse Solenoid with 15490-5 manifold
Fabco NV-55-18 Needle Valve
Neptune Ph Probe
Bubble counter, drop checker (these will go away once I dial in co2)

I will be updating this thread as I go along.
I need to find better hoses for the cerges reactor. The ones I have kink so bad. Any suggestions?
Leak test co2 after this.

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Testing out the cerges reactor. I've done this on a 220 gallon so lessons were learn along the way.

The secret to cerges reactor is to add flowing media like k1 or bioballs at the top and carbon pad that will never get clogged. This allows more time for the co2 to dissolve and it's completely dissolved. The pump is rated 1000gph and only use for the reactor. This completely dissolved the small bubbles and its nothing like 7up like this video


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I'm testing out co2 level. Its taking 3 hrs to drop 1 ph level. I can certainly open it up more bps blast to bring the time from 3 hours down. I wonder if someone done a test where it's worth it to keep co2 on whole day steady vs trying to blast before light comes on? Which one would waste more co2?


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