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    Best CO distr method that's independent of filter

    Hi folks,

    I've been using a Red Sea 500 for co2 distribution in my 84g for years and lately it isn't getting the job done.

    I want a method that is independent of the canister filter. I don't want to reduce filter flow at all. Happy with it as is.

    So what is the latest thinking on CO2 delivery for a tank this size? I don't have space in the cabinet for a reactor. The Osaka cab is very short on interior space.

    Ideal solution would:
    1-Be 100 independent of other systems
    2-as leak proof as possible
    3-easy to maintain
    4-minimize device in tank.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNJ View Post
    Hi folks,

    I've been using a Red Sea 500 for co2 distribution in my 84g for years and lately it isn't getting the job done.

    I want a method that is independent of the canister filter. I don't want to reduce filter flow at all. Happy with it as is.

    So what is the latest thinking on CO2 delivery for a tank this size? I don't have space in the cabinet for a reactor. The Osaka cab is very short on interior space.

    Ideal solution would:
    1-Be 100 independent of other systems
    2-as leak proof as possible
    3-easy to maintain
    4-minimize device in tank.

    Thanks.
    Powerhead with needle wheel impeller.
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

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    Thanks Gerry. Any favorite model, or any will do?

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    He uses a Rio 1000

    I use a Mag pump with the impeller add-on. Pretty much any impeller pump would work, same with most water filters

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