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re: : Solenoid and Eheim reactor questions
Regards your CO2 system:
From: "Beard, Kelly" <KBeard at comdata_com>
>I finally have all of the elements I wanted (probably
>didn't need all of them) to start CO2. Here is a list
>of everything I've gotten.
>20lb CO2 canister
>Victor HRF 1425-580 (has integrated needle valve)
>Aqualine Bushke solenoid
>Eheim CO2 reactor
>American Marine Pinpoint pH controller
>I also have a question about the Eheim reactor.
>I set it up according to the pictures and set it at
>the bottom of the tank, and just for kicks tried
>to blow some air into the reactor. No dice. I
>can't blow hard enough. I guess the little thing
>between the reactor and the tubing is a check valve.
>I haven't tried removing the check valve and blowing
>through the hose, but maybe my check valve is
The check valve is designed to operate at I believe 17psi. It is expected
that you should _not_ be able to blow through the check valve.
>I was just wondering about not being able to
>blow air through the hose to the reactor, since
>the gas coming out of the CO2 will be low pressure.
If the Victor's working pressure is "low", you will have a problem.
christopher.coleman at worldnet_att.net