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Re: [APD] Aqua medic co2 reactor 500

Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz> writes:

> Timur Aydin wrote:
>> In all settings, the reactor eventually fills up with gas and the
>> drop checker is solid blue (no co2).
>> after some time and they all collect in the spiral, until
>> eventually the spiral is full with gas.
> My experience has been that gas builds up in reactors fairly quickly. I 
> think it's normal. Having not seen yours in action makes it hard for me 
> to say the behavior you see is normal, but CO2 dissolves rapidly. If you 
> have bubbles left, in all likelihood they are not CO2.

The CO2 bottling company guarantees 99% CO2 content. This is a fire
extinguisher bottle, so I suppose this claim to have some merit. Would
1% other gases cause buildup?

Is it possible that other gases dissolved in the water (like oxygen)
turn into gas within the reactor?

This reactor is supposed to remove insoluble gases automatically, but I
don't see how that can happen. It is completely closed, so I don't
understand how any other gas would escape.

Right now I am using one of the airstones that came with my eheim
airpump as a co2 diffuser. I have adjusted the size of the bubbles to be
fairly small. With this setup, I can reach the target CO2 concentration,
but the amount of CO2 fluctuates a lot and I need to supply about 4
bubbles per second.
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