Aqua-Medic CO2 Reactor 1000

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by Rols, 16 Feb 2009.

  1. Rols

    Rols Newly Registered

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    I'm thinking of investing in one of these but wanted to ask a couple of questions first.

    Are they noisy?
    would you consider it overkill for 400ltr aquarium?
    is there a better option?

    Thanks, Rols.
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    The AM1000 works fine but does restrict flow somewhat because of the smaller 13mm piping. If you ensure that you use a strong filter it should be fine.

    An expensive alternative can be found here: Cal Aqua Inline CO2 Diffuser 13mm although this is the 13mm version which also restricts flow. Better to get the 17mm version for large output filters.

    There are DIY versions of the AM1000 which I believe Ed Seeley makes. Search the DIY/Hardware section.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Rols

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    Thanks for the response and link..not cheap at all,then neither was the aqua1k
    Will take a look for the thread a little later and see if i can find the TUT for it! i have an Ehiem 26 i think you would consider that quite high power!? 16mm tube i believe.

    thanks again!
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    True...prior to asking for a price on the 17mm version, I recommend you take 400mg of Ibuprofen....

    I think this is the one:=> DIY Reactor - pictures, assembly and testing Should be about 5 million times cheaper. 8)

    Gosh mate I've not heard of the Eheim 26. Do you mean the Pro II 2026? If so they're typically (optimistically) rated at around 1050LPH, probably only deliver around 500LPH by the time you fill them with media, mount them under the tank and get detritus in them. Adding a further restriction from 16mm to 13mm will have a noticeable effect. If you go DIY, try and use 17mm fittings if you can. Flow is a precious commodity...

    Cheers,
     
  5. Coiln3107

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    Clive reply of the year so far where would this forum be without you regards Colin.
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Quite possibly still hardwired to neural interactive network we call The Matrix and thus still possibly being an agent of that system mate... :lol:

    Cheers,
     

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