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Re: CO2 Reactor

Tom, and All,

I used a Fluval canister as a CO2 reactor until I went to a filterless
system and wound up having to build a reactor.  I thought it worked
extremely well, as long as you don't mind the occasional gurgle of gas being
blown through the impeller (I kind of liked it, but I can be a little
odd...:-)  Its also nice being able to kill two birds with one stone.  One
thing I used to do was bubble a little extra CO2 into the filter after I
cleaned it so that I wouldn't have a short rise and then drop in pH while
the gas build up in the filter to the point that it did any good.

Justin Collins

> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 17:31:46 -0500
> From: "Tom Brennan" <brennans at ix_netcom.com>
> Subject: CO2 Reactor
> Hey everyone,
> I just diverted  my Co2 injection from an Ultralife reactor (big bulky
> a powerhead to work and ugly too!), into the intake of one of my Magnum
> canister filters and removed the Ultralife reactor.  Are their any
> with  injecting Co2 into a canister filter, such as effects on cycling
> bacteria etc... that I should be concerned about?  Quite frankly I think
> canister does a much better job the  reactor (an possibly better than most
> diffusers), because my Co2 concentration has become slightly elevated
> doing so.
> Thanks
> Tom Brennan