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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1366
> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 21:39:03 -0400
> From: "Daphne Freeman" <daphne.freeman at home_com>
> Subject: Best CO2 Reactor
> FWIW, I explored the Hydrologix and other options for CO2 reactors. There
> is a gentleman on the list who has a very good description of the
> Hydrologix, as well as, comments and pictures on his website. His first
> name is Bob as I recall but his last name escapes me. Sorry Bob. He
> corresponded with me off-line and was very helpful. He loved the reactor
> and had been quite pleased with its performance. As I also recall, he
> covered the outside with aluminum foil since some of the light from his
> could hit it. I almost purchased one but at $99 I decided to try the
> canister first and if I wasn't happy go with Hydrologix.
> My Eheim is a new professional series (I have a 92 gallon tank). Dave G.,
> from the APD, stuck a little barbed elbow (from Home Depot) on the CO2
> output line and carved a little hole in the input strainer of the Eheim to
> stick it in and that was it. Works like a charm. The Eheim has NOT
> airlocked, is not noisy and unlike Dave G. I have never heard it release a
> big bubble of undissolved CO2. Perhaps the pro model is more effective or
> have just missed it. It was hardly a DIY project but it works quite
> The only way I even know it is going is when I periodically hear the
> solenoid open. The barbed elbow was less than a quarter I think. Dave
> threw in the barb and free labor so it was quite the deal!
> Good luck.
I have been using the HydroLogix reactor for almost a year now and it has
been totally maintenance free. To be honest I haven't even taken the
aluminum foil off the canister ( I covered the reactor to block light from
getting in and algae forming) as I have not noticed any reduction in flow
through the reactor. It has been the perfect solution for me and it just
sits there under my tank doing it's thing! My review is here if there is any
Cheers from CT!