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[APD] Co2 Reactors - specific questions about flow
In my 20L, I setup an external rector inline with my Eheim canister but the
filter just wasn't able to push the water/gas mixture and water would barely
trickle through...I tried this on both sides of the canister with same
results. I then setup a internal reactor like many of you use (Tom's gravel
vac/viewtainers recipe) with a Rio90 pump but it is so loud in my tiny
apartment that I can't stand it anymore. And at the end of the day, the
internal reactor is full of gas with only 1" of bubbling water at the
bottom. Again, the gas/water isn't mixing around like I see in photos of
tanks online. I don't think I'm getting the best out of my pressurized co2.
A friend of mine has no problem with external reactors because his canister
filter is rated for a much larger tank than he actually has - the filter has
more than enough power to mix the water/gas with no flow reduction. So...
1. Those of you using an external reactor - did you find your canister was
not powerful enough and what did you do about it? I would much rather use
this method if possible.
2. Those of you with internal reactors - what brands are super-quiet or how
did you get around the noise issue? Also, why does the gas fill up 3/4 of
the tube instead of constantly staying full and mixing the bubbles?
Thanks very much.
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