CO2 Diffusion

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by Mark Webb, 21 May 2009.

  1. Mark Webb

    Mark Webb Member

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    I am intending to setup a DIY CO2 system on a 260L tank using a FE and Aquatic Magic regulator. Should I use Internal or External diffusion?
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    On a tank that size I would consider an external diffuser/reactor. Not that an internal won't work, but that properly set up, an external will generally do a better job, all other things being equal. "All other things" includes good flow throughput. Follow the 10X rule and you should be OK.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    I run my CO2 on my 250lt directly into the powerhead I've got on a closed loop for water movement. Works a treat.

    Sam
     
  4. Mark Webb

    Mark Webb Member

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    So if I were to install the reactor on the return from filter would that do the job?
     
  5. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    That's exactly what I'll be doing with mine this weekend :D
     
  6. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    Restriction of circulation could be a factor in choice, but I am sure I would never get the CO2 around my heavily scaped 240l without a reactor and powerheads.

    Dave.
     
  7. Mark Webb

    Mark Webb Member

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    Thanks fellas
     

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