DIY Inline CO2 Reactor / Heater + Digital CO2 Doser

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    Hi Guys

    I am about to go where I generally fear to tread... DIY. But all you guys seem to have all the fun, so I will try my hand in it too.

    So first thing: Digital Doser... Ordering some Clippard Mouse Solenoid Valves to get a nice little compact thing going. This will run on 12v DC, so would need to get an adapter for it. I would like to use it with a programmable timer, so you can have different dosing rates / times during the day/night. Getting a friend to assist with the programming part.:iamwithstupid: Also, want to add a digital pressure sensor, to monitor the regulator / CO2 bottle's pressure. (Because I can, and no use doing it, if you cant go overboard with it). Lots of possibilities I think. (The friend may even consider putting this on offer, should there be a market for it)

    Then the Inline thing. Biting off a bit more that I can chew here, but as the plumbers say: 'Die k@k stink, maar die geld blink!'. Going to do something along the Sera concept, but instead of the output pipe in the middle, I will have the heater in the middle of a cylinder, with the inflow coming in off-center, so it creates the circulation around the heater. The CO2 will come in through a in-line CO2 atomizer before the reactor. Need to figure out what to do with the initial air on top though. Some sort of bleeding valve maybe...

    http://www.sera.de/en/products/in_c...t/sera-flore-co2-active-reactor-500-1000.html

    Please, if you guys have any comments, please feel free share your thoughts.

    Also - I am quite excited about the Doser, so if there is a feature you might think I am missing, please don't be concerned about any ridicule, they don't know where you live.
     
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    Have you see this doser?

    So clever...
     
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    O.K., I think we talking pass one another in PM. I'm still talking regulators and you on to this ambitious endeavor. I'm going to sleep now, lol.
     
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    Nope. I am with you. When I say digital doser, I mean more digital CO2doser / bubbler. Although, that is a nice clip.
     
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    Inline reactor works better with large bubbles with the flow trying to push the CO2 down and the bubble trying to float back up, if you use a atomizer the fine bubbles will just get blown through.
     

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