CO2 reactor suggestion
> From: alan at peewee_chinalake.navy.mil (Alan Van nevel)
> Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 08:58:15 -0700
> For my CO2 reactor, I am using an old heater which had died. (Yes I am
> a pack rat, and those tubes on the cheap heaters break too often , so
> I couldnt throw a good one away). They are relatively easy to take
> apart, and then one can invert the test tube and resecure it in the
> mounting apparatus. It is easy to attach to the tank, and fairly tall
> and skinny, so it is easy to hide with some bushy plants. If you can
> direct the output of a small powerhead, or a filter past the mouth,
> this will increase the rate at which the CO2 goes into solution.
A heater tube doesn't have much surface area (which mostly determines
the diffusion rate). Good for small tanks (<20g) but marginal for
larger tanks. IMHO.