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Maxi Jet 1200 for CO2 Misting

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by jonathan11, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. jonathan11

    jonathan11 Lifetime Charter Member
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    Guys, having a problem with CO2 misting. I want to use 2 1200s for misting in my 180. I'd like to hook up one CO2 line, to each pump, and feed it to the plants. Where should this line connect to the pump? I also have a turbo set 4505, an additional kit that I purchased in addition to the pumps, that somewhere I read I could use to do this. Feel like I'm making a simple task difficult, but...... Thx in advance.

    Walter
     
  2. Gerryd

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    Hi,

    You want to feed the c02 line to the pump so that the impeller chops it. So, attaching it to the intake grate is one way. I simply rubber band my c02 line to my intake grate so that the c02 bubbles go right to the intake and then the impeller. I can keep an eye on the bubble rate this way and the line stays secure. Does this make sense at all?

    I am looking for pics of the 1200 model now to guide you better.
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    You only would need just one Maxi jet for a 180 Gal tank.
     
  4. scottward

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    However, using 2 smaller pumps would help alleviate the turbulence from a single more powerful pump and would also distribute the mist better??

    But it does mean more junk in the tank though.

    Scott.
     
  5. jonathan11

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    Maxi-Jet 1200 for misting

    Guys, thx for the replies, sorry I couldn't reply to you sooner. There is a turbo kit 4505 for the 1200, as well as a sponge filter for the intake, made by Marineland and Aquarium Systems. Both are available from Big Al's, filter Item # 16702. But any cylindrical sponge filter, however, could be adapted. The turbo kit has a plastic fitting that allows a neat tubing connection, but a drilled hole, as Gerry said, works. I'll try 1 or 2 pumps, hopefully only one will be needed. I've used 2 Rio 600 RVT pumps in my 75, and found that with the heavy planting in the tank, the tank CO2 circulation was restricted with these pumps, hence, the Maxi. Again, thx for the replies and help.

    Walter
     
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