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I was at the LFS and the owner recommend looking into a c02 reactor, anyone have any experience with one compared to a full c02 set up?
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I was at the LFS and the owner recommend looking into a c02 reactor, anyone have any experience with one compared to a full c02 set up?
Hard to say what the LFS may have meant. Some are better than others.

But what many of us think of as reactors is an end item that does the final job of mixing the gas into the water. Reactors, diffusers and atomizers are all different items to do that. What comes before is vital as well. You can DIY with bottles and mixing sugar and things to ferment and make CO2. Others use a pressure CO2 with a regulator and equipment to control what you get more precisely.

Deep subject with much to learn??
 

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Okay. I can see where one might call a DIY setup a reactor. It is something of a chemical reaction to make CO2. Just that at least here I read reactor as being the part that mixes that CO2 into the water. What we say is not always what the other person hears and all that good stuff?
I would advise to not get too concerned about the learning process. I think there may be about 3600 paths to learn and all of them are steep so no use to rush to the top! About the time I get there, I find they have added several more levels. Like a video game that never ends?
 
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