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Re: [APD] Co2 Reactors - specific questions about flow
What model Eheim are you using?
What's the media in the filter?
--- RJ Skall <rjskall2 at hotmail_com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 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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