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

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by jarthel, 30 Nov 2009.

  1. jarthel

    jarthel Member

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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?

    Thank you
     
  2. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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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.
     
  3. jonnyjr

    jonnyjr Member

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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.
     
  4. dsandson

    dsandson Member

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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
     
  5. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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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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