scottward;52402 said:Thanks shoggoth.
I wonder, with dissolved CO2 in the water and tiny bubble of CO2, does the plant have to use diferent mechanisms to utilise the disolved CO2 versus the bubbles of CO2 that might come to rest on the leaves? I wonder if using a reactor and misting at the same time could confuse the mechanisms of the plant in any way and actually make growth worse?
I am using my AM1000 like normal at the moment and misting throught a powerhead - do you guys think that it is ok that I am doing this?
It's too early for me to say how well this is working out, as I've only recently starting seriously misting with a DIY needle wheel.
Gees I'm chewing through the gas though, which I don't like at all.
Maybe 2 AM1000's would be just as good, much more efficient on gas I think.
scottward;52486 said:CSmith - yours?
So far so good! I think I may get a slighly larger model or a new impeller and try the drilling method and compare....
I just need to hide it now.....
Be careful adjusting the c02 with dual diffusion methods... very easy to gas your fish....slow and easy does it...
The split bade impeller is much better than the holes in the impeller FYI.
I also "furred up" an impeller a few times. I think finding a needle wheel impeller pre made or splitting the blades like I've showed is better though.
Some of the DIY mods in the reef skimmer forums are okay.
I just get ultra fine, well beyond mazzie, micro mist, I do not even see any mist/bubbles which was one of the few detractions.
Mine works well for what I need (or so I believe). I keep a constant yellow drop checker, and I've been working on my flow so I think I'm at a suitable level. As I said, though, I have pin sized (literally) holes so I get tiny, tiny bubbles if they can even be called bubbles. It's also on a 20 gallon, so the area to cover is very small. I had to go the hole route because the impeller was a bit small to cut and I'm sure the soft plastic wouldn't have held its form if I attempted to bend them. Perhaps one of those "next best option" scenarios. If you do go the hole route, the smaller seems best.