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Re: [APD] CO2 methods
One reason I didn't want to use a canister was the variation in flow rates
as the unit gets dirty. I normally clean the Magnum 350 every two weeks and
the flow is very different from clean to needing service. Will that affect
the CO2 level? The Fluval has a steadier flow rate but the design of the
Magnum (impeller at the bottom) will probably work better.
----- Original Message -----
From: S. Hieber <shieber at yahoo_com>
To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2003 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] CO2 methods
> The simplest and least expensive method is to have the CO2
> bubble into the intake of your canister filter. some folks
> have a problem with the canister sometimes accumulating too
> much gas and locking up -- others do not.
> The most efficient and least obtrusive method is to use an
> external reactor. You can build one yourself with a few
> dollars wirth of pvc parts from Home Depot of similar
> hardware store.
> A great example of a diy reactor is here:
> Scott H.
> --- rjb1211 <rjb1211 at comcast_net> wrote:
> > I have finally decided to add a pressurized CO2 system to
> > my tank. I have been reading many articles and posts
> > regarding the various methods of getting it diffused into
> > the water. Can anyone relate their experiences with
> > reactors vs. the variations of the bell setup? One of
> > the drawings I saw was a very simple idea of a tube in
> > which the CO2 bubbles accumulate until they escape. How
> > efficient are these setups?
> > Thanks
> > Rick
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