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  • CA Reactor effluent & Co2 Dispersal

    I'm soon to set up my calcium reactor.
    An idea I wanted to run past people is could it be set up with the effluent coming out right next to the skimmer intake? The idea being that if the high Co2 water went through the gas exchange happening in the skimmer, it may disperse a lot of Co2 before it even got into the tank.
    Just wondered if there could be any negatives - two possibles I thought of were that it may impair skimming, and it may speed up calcification in the skimmer pump. But I'm not sure if those would actually happen or not.
    Anybody got any thoughts on this?

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    I have my effluent dripping right at the intake of my skimmer pump, and I haven't had any problems.

    Tom
    Current Tank: 75g sps restarted with ZEOvit August 2004, Aqua Connect 14K 250W SE MH x 2, SLS HQI ballasts, 54W blueplus T5s x 2, H&S A150 external (recirculating) skimmer, Tunze Stream 6060, 6000 with single controller, Geo Ca reactor, in-sump ZEOvit reactor from Madison, Aquacontroller

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tom Berry
      I have my effluent dripping right at the intake of my skimmer pump, and I haven't had any problems.

      Tom
      me too. and no problem. :afro:

      www.spsholic.com

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      • #4
        That's good. Do you think it does help with Co2 dispersal?

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        • #5
          thats good to know never heard anyone mention this learn something new everyday
          Nick
          Nick
          180G SPS Mainly
          10 Bulb T5 Starfire
          Calcium Reactor
          3 Tunze 6105's
          Profilux Controller
          ATB Return w/ wavysea
          ATB M External Skimmer


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          • #6
            I modified my EuroReef skimmer to put my effluent at the front of the venturi. When I was running a reactor I could never get my tanks pH above 8.1 . I purchased a used AquaC180 and it has a Guest fitting for ozone/effluent. I have hooked up my reactor to it and my tanks pH is close to 8.5 at the end of the light cycle. And yes I have recalibrated the pH probe. It surprises me.
            I am out there, and loving every minute of it!

            Out of the closet, that is. The Zeo closet.

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            • #7
              That is awesome please share some pics
              Nick
              Nick
              180G SPS Mainly
              10 Bulb T5 Starfire
              Calcium Reactor
              3 Tunze 6105's
              Profilux Controller
              ATB Return w/ wavysea
              ATB M External Skimmer


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              • #8
                Yes I don't know how effective Aqua C's are, ( I have one, still not convinced ), but the way they churn the air will definately promote good gas exchange.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by North Bay 101
                  I modified my EuroReef skimmer to put my effluent at the front of the venturi. When I was running a reactor I could never get my tanks pH above 8.1 . I purchased a used AquaC180 and it has a Guest fitting for ozone/effluent. I have hooked up my reactor to it and my tanks pH is close to 8.5 at the end of the light cycle. And yes I have recalibrated the pH probe. It surprises me.
                  Interesting comment, Gordon. Have you noticed any improvements in your reef overall? Thnx. Bob
                  "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                  • #10
                    My reef loves the added pH. This will go away soon as it will be time to close the windows ( I live in Phoenix, but it is a dry heat?). It will be interesting to see how my pH is effected when I close the windows. Last year it was about .2 .
                    I am out there, and loving every minute of it!

                    Out of the closet, that is. The Zeo closet.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah ..........pics still waitin on the pics lol
                      Nick
                      Nick
                      180G SPS Mainly
                      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                      Calcium Reactor
                      3 Tunze 6105's
                      Profilux Controller
                      ATB Return w/ wavysea
                      ATB M External Skimmer


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