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Co2 Set Up

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by aces_up1504, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. aces_up1504

    aces_up1504 Registered

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    I have bought co2,a regulator,reactor and peri pump

    What I am missing to get it hooked up, what tubing and union?

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  2. merser

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    You need some co2 tubing from the regulator to the reactor. Put a non return in it to prevent water coming back up it.

    You also need some ro tubing from the water in sump to the peri and from the peri to the reactor. Make sure you feed from the sump is an area that is constantly the same depth. You don't want the water lowering below the tubing.

    That's it really. I use a controller/monitor (the tmc one) which I plug my solenoid into and my ph probe which is in the reactor. I see from your pics you aren't using a solenoid so I'm not sure how you would regulate that. Maybe just a regular slow flow of co2 and adjust with your peri if it's controllable? Not sure. Must be a way though. My solenoid turns the co2 on and off at set levels that I set on the controller.

    Hope that helps.

    Jamie
     
  3. aces_up1504

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    The reactor has a built in bubble counter and was going to test effluent for ph on setting up.

    What do i need to connect the Co2 tubing to the regulator, the connection is shown in the 1st picture
     
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    Yes that adapter is the right thread, no point in the solenoid valve unless you are using a controller.
     
  8. aces_up1504

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    Cheers. Is there any difference between RO tubing and tubing required to route the co2?
     
  9. chippypah

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    Co2 tubing is much thicker, and better in my opinion.
     
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    thanks for the advice
     
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