CarbonDoser® EXT1000 (External Reactor)(3.0)
For successfull, efficient introduction of CO2. For aquariums up to 200 gallons. (or any aquarium with a cannister filter/overflow/remote pump system.
Even though this Reactor is adequate for aquariums up to 200 gallons, we still highly recommend it for ALL aquarium (with an external filter or pump system) no matter what the size…
All other “inline” reactors rely completely on the flow from the filter…if the flow is not the correct speed, the reactor will not be efficient. This does NOT rely on the filter pump volume, instead includes an internal pump which creates high turbulance of the water & CO2 within the reactor, thereby creating 100% dissolution of the CO2. The design ensures that CO2 can NOT leave the reactor until 100% dissolved in the water
We invented and patented this reactor, you will not find a more efficient reactor anywhere
(please indicate Inside Diameter of hose needed. 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, or 1 inch.)
Includes everything you need for installation with the exception of the mounting bracket with screws which is optional.
Watch closely at the video: This is a perfect example of how inefficient and wasteful both glass & ceramic diffusers are. (remember, plants can NOT use CO2 while it is still a bubble. For a plant to absorb CO2, it MUST be totally dissolved (sparged) in the water) If you can see the CO2 bubbles rise to the surface, they’re gone and totally wasted.
In extensive testing utilizing the super accurate CarbonDoser® Electronic CO2 Regulator, here are some results (base on maintaining 25 PPM CO2 Saturation):
- when using the CarbonDoser® EXT 5000 the average settings for a 90 gallon aquarium are: (1+/-) seconds per bubble/portion @ 8 PSI.)
- when using the Tunze CO2 Reactor NANO the average setting for a 40 gallon aquarium are: (2+/-) seconds per bubble/portion @ 6 PSI.)
- when using a ceramic “diffuser” on a 55 gallon aquarium are: 5 “bubbles per second (not seconds per bubble) @ 35+ PSI. !!!
Basically a ceramic diffuser uses (wastes) a tremendous amount of CO2 compared to a Reactor.
Checkout the videos on youtube… you’ll see 1000’s of CO2 bubbles flying around the aquarium like a blizzard… “Only sparged (completely dissolved) CO2 is usable to plants.