I think people would need to know the size of your tank and type of reactor (Rex Grigg or Cerges).
40g breeder griggsI think people would need to know the size of your tank and type of reactor (Rex Grigg or Cerges).
I was only able to fine straight barbs for 3/4" so I'm set there. I did find braided vinyl tubing that I am considering, very rigid and two plumbers stated that I could use silicone to attach the connectors, plugs, tees, etc. Given there wasn't a large amount of pressure. I purchased both and weighing the pros and cons of doing it the proven effective way or taking a calculated risk to save a few bucks.One thing to note. I just got done fixing my DIY reactor. What was happening was i kept getting air pockets at the top, which would cause this water fall noise and i was getting micro bubbles since the pockets of air wouldn't allow for complete disillusion of c02. What i did wrong was use a 90degree elbow on the top of the reactor. I read on some forums others were having this problem as well. I guess using elbows at the top of the reactor makes for air pockets to form? The solution i read was to use a straight inlet at the top so that water is being pushed straight through clearing anything in its path. Just finished up 5minutes ago and sure enough now its working like a charm.
No bend, I purchased a precut 2' version and it is very straightLol I contemplated this exact tubing when building mine but only because I was having trouble finding 2" fittings and pipe where I live. I managed to find a great place that every fitting imaginable and sold the pipe cut to size by the foot. The one thing that concerns me about that in the natural bend it will have from being on the roll. The other bonus to giving it a try would be its clear and you can see what's going on. If you were asking me which to use I would say 100% PVC but the curiosity in me wants to see the vinyl tubing. Let us know what you decide.
I'm in the process of building one myself. Are you gonna use a brass fittings for the co2 barb? I was looking into nylon barbs and i can't find what I need.