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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:46 pm Post subject: Guide me to build this CO2 System Reply with quote

 Hi!
 
 After  going  through  few  articles  on  DIY  CO2  system  (Yeast  Method),  i  have  drawn  the  sytem  completely  as  per  my  understanding  before  making  one.    
 
 
 
 i  have  the  following  queries:
 
 1.    Will  the  force  of  water  coming  in  from  the  power  head  block  the  CO2  emission  in  the  reactor?    I  was  using  the  power  head  filter  from  Bodyguar  thus  thinking  of  using  the  same  power  head  for  this  system.
 
 2.    Thinking  to  put  few  holes  at  the  bottom  (not  the  bottom  edge)  for  release  of  CO2  mixed  water  into  the  aquarium.  is  it  ok  or  should  i  cut  the  bottom  part  fully  making  a  hollow?
 
 3.    As  i  am  using  the  airline  tubes  (that  comes  with  air  pump)  for  this  setup  what  size/kind  of  check  value  should  be  used?
 
 4.  Have  i  missed  out  anything  in  the  design  plan?
 
 Thanks  &  Regards,
 
 
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 kudos  to  you  on  taking  these  efforts.
 But  if  you  do  a  google  search  for  DIY  Co2  Reactors  you  will  find  many  DIY  plans  for  the  same  which  have  already  been  tried  and  tested.
 Almost  all  of  them  are  more  or  less  simillar  in  designs.
 If  it  was  me..i  would  go  for  a  my  own  design  only  if  the  existing  ones  dont  suit  me.
 
 As  far  as  your  plan  is  concerened,
 
 I  would  suggest  you  to  get  rid  of  the  check  valve.You  can  read  posts  on  this  forum  by  madam  who  recommends  not  having  a  valve.  A  valve  might  get  chocked  due  to  the  slime  created  by  the  Yeast-water  mixture  (  if  it  gets  sucked  up  )  and  in  such  cases  might  lead  to  explosion  of  the  bottle  which  is  very  very  messy.
 Practicaly  speaking  ,  A  valve  is  needed  to  stop  the  Co2  supply  to  the  tank  when  it  is  not  needed    especially  at  nights  when  plants  emit  CO2  too  and  it  might  lead  to  excess  Co2  concentration  in  the  water  and  hence  turning  the  water  acidic  and  might  send  the  fish  to  the  surface  gasping.
 
 With    DIY  Co2  there  can  never  be  excess  Co2  production  and  so  you  can  easily  do  without  a  valve.
 
 secondly,
 Co2  being  lighter  will  always  rise  to  the  water  surface.  So  place  the  tubing  which  carries  the  Co2  in  the  reactor  in  such  a  way  that  Co2  flows  against  the  gush  water  that  comes  in  from  powerhead.
 So  ideally  the  Co2  intake  should  be  place  at  the  bottom  of  the  reactor  tube.  The  rising  bubbles  collide  with  the  water  flow  and  break  down  into  smaller  bubbles  and  eventually  dissolve  in  water
 
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 Hi  rohan,
 
 thanks  for  the  reply.    some  more  points  to  be  cleared.  which  is  the  correct  method  of  taking  the  CO2  mixed  water  in  the  reactor  to  the  aquarium?    Is  making  small  holes  around  the  bottom  of  reactor  is  fine  or  to  keep  the  bottom  part  fully  open?    How  to  stop  the  CO2  production  at  night  then?
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 whichever  way  is  fine  as  long  as  it  doesnt  create  a  backpressure  on  the  powerhead.If  you  are  making  small  holes  at  the  bottom  of  reactor  and  the  collective  surface  area  of  those  holes  is  smaller  than  the  surface  area  of  the  exit  point  ofpower  head  then  it  make  create  a  backpressure  on  the  powerhead  causing  it  to  damage  over  time.
 I  think  it  will  be  fine  to  keep  the  bottom  part  open  but  block  the  reactor  with  sponge/foam  which  will  keep  the  Co2  trapped  in  the  reactor.
 
 I  dont  think  you  do  anything  to  stop  DIY  Co2  from  getting  in  the  water  except  if  you  just  take  out    the  Co2  pipe  out  of  the  fish  tank.
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 is  the  powerhead  (Double  Filter)  from  Bodyguard  OK  for  this  system  or  a  low-pressure  powerhead  be  used?    one  more  thing,  should  i  remove  the  filter  part  from  the  powerhead?        caz  i  have  seen  some  of  the  reactor  designs  where  it  only  uses  the  powerhead  leaving  the  filter  part.      So  filter  part  is  not  required  or  what?
 
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 Well.
 these  too  are  entirely  different  entities  and  cannot  be  compared  against  each  other.
 A  reactor  needs  a  powerhead  just  to  suck  up  water  from  the  tank  and  to  force  it  thhrough  the  reactor.
 While  the  function  of  filter  is  obvious.
 There  are  individual  powerheads(PH)  available  in  the  market  which  are  without  any  filter  attachment.You  can  buy  such  a  PH  if  you  need.
 If  i  understand  you  correctly...you  have  a  filter  whose  powerhead  can  be  seperated.
 Well..It  will  be  good  if  you  can  utilise  the  filter  without  altering  its  structure.  
 
 
 I  hope  there  is  no  confusion  here.
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 Yes  Rohan,  u  r  right.    i  have  a  powerhead  whose  filter  can  be  separated.    so  i  can  use  this  powerhead  instead  of  going  for  a  new  one.
 
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 You  can  ..but  try  and  make  use  of  the  filter  too.
 Does  the  presence  of  the  filter  cause  any  problem  in  the  reactors  functioning  ?
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