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Discussion in 'Articles' started by Jason King, Mar 7, 2015.

How To Build A Cerges Co2 Reactor

  1. Keith

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    Jason if that is the case a small pressure outlet valve could be used on the outlet line?

    Just a thought.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hi Co2 melts the rubber seals on canister filters over time:eek: It melted my plastic non return valves on my DIY co2 set up after about 6 months.
    That's why people use reactors so I have read ;)
     
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    That design problem would involve an industrial design engineer to design a new suitable material.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Really nice CO2 reactor build, neat tidy and simple. :)

    @Keith , You are right just use the canister filter, its much easier ;)
     
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    Yes it would be easier only if you could redesign the seals.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Sorry to necro this, but as a new member I would like to chip in with a couple of things:

    1. I am not sure using a canister filter would make much sense, unless it was one that was just dedicated for diffusing CO2, or massively oversized for the setup. The reasoning behind this is that desolving CO2 in a filter would most likely increase anaerobic bacterial activity in the filter material, resulting in release of unwanted compounds.

    2. How did it go with the setup?

    Regards
     
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    Thanks, and I will take a look at it :)
     
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    Welcome to GBG that is a good catchy name you are using.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Heh, you are the first person to comment on our 'name'.

    Thanks, and glad to be here, as you have a great many articles that helps newcommers getting the hang of things.

    Need to have a look around the place. We will at some point get around to writing an introduction.
     
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    Thanks for the nice comment @Aquahorti glad we can help.

    you say we, are you a company or individual?
     
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    We are neither:sneaky:.

    This is joint user between my wife and I, even though atm it's just me writing in here. Sarah is contemplating starting a web shop selling Aquascaping and Wabi Kusa equipment, mainly to be able to get what we want, with maximum discount:whistle:. Sarah might not be able to keep working and having an Internet based shop would give her something to do, besides spending money doing Internet shopping:ROFLMAO:...
     
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    ;)Very clever Sarah... (y)
     
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    i already make this reactor follow your instruction, and when i try this, water is going in CO2 pipe.
     
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    Hi Eugene,

    It sounds like you need more pressure on the CO2. Is it a yeast DIY system you are using? because I am not sure that, depending on how things have been set up, will be able to provide enough pressure.
     
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    @Eugene do you have a one way check valve on the co2 line? These are a must on all air and co2 lines on a aquarium setup to prevent water running back to your co2 reg or air pumps.

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    Also as aquahorti mentioned how is the pressure?
     

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