would you connect inline diffuser/reactor to a...

jarthel

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higher or lower flow canister? I have 2 filters here (1200 LPH and 2000 LPH).

Where is the best canister to use?

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AdAndrews

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the canister with the faster flow could distribute the bubbles more evenly, but on a second thought, it may be better with the lower canister so that the co2 has a chance to mix with the water a little more. Im not sure, i'd probably go with the faster canister though.
 

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Re: would you connect diffuser/reactor to a...

I would agree with the above on the thinking that if using a reactor once the co2 is dissolved the higher flow will distribute it around the tank better with the correct flow pattern.
 

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To be honest, I'd say both have more than adequate flow. Its worth asking whick make of inline diffusor you have? If its the Boyu model, its got quite a narrow bore, and would probably cause a relatively greater reduction in flow on the 2000l/hr filter for little benefit.

I have the boyu running on a 960l/hr filter and its doing fine.

Dave
 
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Personel view - use the bigger flow rated filter - theorically you should obtained a better mix of Co2 in the returning water and the higher flow should be better for distrubution of the co2 around the tank.

Regards
paul.
 
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