Aqua Medic 1000 CO2 reactor connection question

ilaizm

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Hi,

If you had to choose would you connect an Aqua Medic 1000 reactor to a canister filter or would you connect it using a separate pump avoiding other connections to the filter ?

thanks
 

nipat

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May 23, 2009
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I use a DIY CO2 reactor and connect it to my Eheim 2217.
Because I don't like putting a pump into the tank.
But the opening of the reactor is bigger than the 2217's.
So I think there is not much back pressure created,
compared to the small opening of the AM1000.
 

Koen_v_V

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Feb 27, 2008
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the AM1000 and the eheim 2217 connection sizes are equal. Good pump for the AM1000, I have it myself.

I have to slow down the waterflow, otherwise the CO2 gets blown out of the diffusor. So maybe a 2215 will do the job as well... No experience though.

Good luck!
 

Left C

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If you have to split the flow up using a separate pump or canister filter, there are insert barbed Y's that you could use to reduce the extra plumping inside the aquarium.
http://www.marinedepot.com/Insert_Y..._Barb_Fittings-Spears-FT7933-FIFTFIHB-vi.html



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scottward

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Oct 26, 2007
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Hi. I have a AM1000 and also an Eheim 2217. CO2 is so important in the system that I didn't want to have it relying on the flow through the Eheim, which of course becomes progressively worse as the filter starts to clog. So, I purchased a seperate external pump (an Aqua Medic Ocean Runner OR-2500). As this is an external pump I simply mounted it underneath my cabinet right next to the AM1000 and have a good constant flow through the AM1000 at all times. Works great!

Scott.
 

inkslinger

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Dec 15, 2007
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I've use the AM1000 in a Close Loop only using a Eheim 1048 pump for a 55g tank and Mag 3 an upgraded to a Mag 5 for 110g tank.