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Re: Sunk in the Sump

> It seems to my that all the DIY reactors (like I'm building) run with dinky
> little submersible pumps tend to fill with too much CO2 and not generate
> enough 
> turbulence for a long-term mixing. I want all the equipment and hardware out
> of site and intend using an underwater spray bar laid along/under the
> substrate within the tank for return flow. While the RXLT models of Iwaki have
> a 
> higher head and flow rate -- this model should provide enough back pressure to
> empty both a CO2 reactor and UV sterilizer should the need arise. At 540 gal
> per 
> hour, this should still give me plenty of circulation and turn over, no?

1/3 to 1/2, 1/2 being better is a decent flow for a tank turn over rate.
Run a Maxi jet 900-1200.
That's more than enough.
I have a Surge 6000, should push 600+GPH at 60w if you want.
> Anyone had any experience with this model pump or with what I propose doing.
> The only part I haven't quite worked out yet is the securest connection to the
> CO2 reactor from the CO2 line. With the anticipated pressure within the
> reactor - I don't want any leaks from the connection between the two or water
> forced up the CO2 line.

It's a lot of pressure(4ft+) and a venturi line would be best(eg a Kent
venturi valve etc) plus you will lose even more flow rate teeing off the
return. Fine if you have extra flow etc.

Other wise a maxi jet+ 3x18 PVC etc with the output fed about 1/2" from the
return's suction side.
> Thanks for any comments or criticism of my ideas.
> Bob Olesen in West Palm Beach

Did not make it over to get the plants driving past Miami, have too many
marine plants in tote.

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Tom Barr