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can i use a rex style reactor with diy co2 on my 20 gallon or will is suck the gunk into my tank. I don't want to put any more big stuff into the tank. any ideas on a quick and free temp solution. thanks
 

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I'm curious about that too

can i use a rex style reactor with diy co2 on my 20 gallon or will is suck the gunk into my tank. I don't want to put any more big stuff into the tank. any ideas on a quick and free temp solution. thanks
I haven't had the guts to try it myself. With DIY yeast, I'm afraid it would get sucked in, but I don't know for sure if that would happen.

Any experts out there know the answer from experience?
 

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I could be wrong, but I think as long as you put your reactor on the outflow side of you cannister there shouldn't be a concern about the yeast mixture being sucked in since the pressure from the water flow would be pushing out of the reactor.
 

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You should not have a problem. Use juice bottles instead of soda bottles. Don't over-fill the bottles.

Your biggest problem would be water backing up into the bottles when the production slows. So make sure you have a good check valve.
 

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Just use a good check valve and a gas separator/bubble counter. A little water bottle works well. I use it with my DIY 4L juice jugs and once in a while I overfill, and all I have to do is dump out the water in the bubble counter and refill.
 

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Just use a good check valve and a gas separator/bubble counter. A little water bottle works well. I use it with my DIY 4L juice jugs and once in a while I overfill, and all I have to do is dump out the water in the bubble counter and refill.
I was thinking that would be a good idea. thanks
 
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