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Re: CO2

> I have a question pertaining to changing the location of a CO2 reactor.
> It is a Tom Barr reactor and is driven by a small power head pushing water
> into the chamber.  Currently, it is hanging on the side of my tank.  There
> are 2 options:
> 1.  Mount it above the tank in my hood (my hood is 21 inches high)
> 2.  Mount it in the stand below the tank.
> If it is in the hood, it will be with a metal halide.  The reactor is
> covered in foil so I don't think algae growth would be an issue.  There is a
> fan in the top of the stand.  I am concerned about heat and whether having
> to pump up to the reactor and then letting the water just flow back down by
> gravity would have any negative implications?

Head pressure to get the water up to the top is problem (Pump will need to
fight at least 12 inches of head pressure), gravity flow back is great.

> I would presume that having
> to get the water back up from under the stand is a problem.  My tank is 24
> inches tall so that is a good ways for the water to have to travel up.

Again need a bigger pump to push the water/CO2 through. A maxi jet 900 would
do it.  
Tom Barr
> Thanks as always.
> Daphne