View Full Version : co2 reactor question
03-04-2005, 09:33 PM
I have read that ppl use their canister filters as a reactor, instead of bothering with building one. What are the downsides to doing this? I was thinking I could just run a t connector into the intake of whatever canister I get, & just run that by itself. Is there a downside to that? Less equipment to buy or make, & the filter would have plent of material to break up the gas.
03-05-2005, 03:24 AM
I have done this is the past with moderate success, if you want at least 100% desolution of C02, build a reactor, it is well worth it, and not hard at all, unless one is all thumb's :)
The filter will accumulate air bubble's using it for a reactor spitting bubbles into tank alot, also not good for the impeller in the long run, if you have a good filter, do yourself a favor..check this out v
03-05-2005, 01:45 PM
Craig are you running yours like the article you posted on the filters “intake” side? Seems to me the bio-balls will clog big time.
03-06-2005, 04:40 PM
I run all of mine of the return side, you are correct the intake side would make it really grungy :eek:
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