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Re: [APD] CO2 reactor help
Imo, if you are feeding CO2 into your canister, yu don't
need another reactor, the canister is serving that purpose.
BTW, remember that pump/filter ratings are usually for
totally unencumbered output -- inpractice the average flow
is probalby about half the rating.
If you're gettting airlocking, then the gas input rate
relative to the water flow rate is probably too high.
Since you have the reactor, you might try putting a
separate powerhead or pump on it and fee the the CO@ into
that water line or directly into the reactor. You should
end up with 100% absorbtion.
--- Clint Brearley <clint_brearley at telstra_com> wrote:
> I recently put together an external CO2 reactor as
> described here
> (except without the CO2 inlet as I plan to just keep
> adding the CO2 though my filter intake).
> I connected it inline with the intake and started up the
> filter which ran for about 20 seconds and then gurgled,
> burped and airlocked. I could restart the flow by pumping
> the primer but it would always seize up again. So I
> disconnected it, restarted the cannister and everything
> is back to normal.
> So why isn't it working? Is air sucking in somewhere? Is
> my pump to small/large? How can I get it working?
> Filter is Hagen Fluval 204, rated at 680 lph (180 gph),
> height from pump to outlet is about 80 cm (2'7" or 31").
> Clint Brearley
> Melbourne, Australia
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