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Old 02-02-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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DIY Ozone


Been thinking of adding ozone to my tank with a controller. I have seen on ebay there are some ozone generators sold as air cleaners. Was wondering if anyone has used them as a ozone source. Have seen 75mg/hr units for around 25 bucks, stick it in a box with air coming in and ozone coming out hooked to a controller.
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:32 PM   #3
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I just bit the bullet a purchased a 25mg/hr coralife unit for $60. Stainless steel discharge. Supposedly does not need an air drier. My ORP probe should be here monday or tuesday next week, will be interesting to see if I need a controller or if I can run it flat out on my 40g
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:14 PM   #4
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ebay 300mg


sorry maybe wrong unit of measurement...i see ebay is selling a lot of those 300 per hour producing units....i wonder how good they are, and if they would need to be run flat out on a 130 gallon tank?

anyone?
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I assume your going to feed the ozone into the skimmer feed. THat should increase skimmer output and prevent a build up of ozone in the tank. ozone is pretty deadly.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:08 PM   #6
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sorry maybe wrong unit of measurement...i see ebay is selling a lot of those 300 per hour producing units....i wonder how good they are, and if they would need to be run flat out on a 130 gallon tank?
That would be to much ozone for a 130 gallon tank if running continuously. I can only run my 25mg/hr coralife unit on medium power or polyps shrink up. So a 50 would probally be more than you need. I'm glad I purchased the coral life unit because it has low/med/high settings, but I do have a controller on it now so just run it on high.

You have to watch those ebay ads, some say Parts Per Million or so many ions an hour, I tried to convert that via automic weight but the numbers would not come close to 10mg/hr. Some do say mg/hr and the 100-300 units are costly. Did see a 75mg/hr for a car vent that might work well, but again you would want some way of controlling the delivery of ozone. On my 40g tank things looked bad when running the unit on high.

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I assume your going to feed the ozone into the skimmer feed. THat should increase skimmer output and prevent a build up of ozone in the tank. ozone is pretty deadly.
Yep had to readjust my skimmer height, because the skimmate thickened up to the consistency of goo.
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:44 AM   #7
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You should allways use a controller at night it can jump high.Also you should run carbon in your return ,so no ozone returns in the water to your tank.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:47 AM   #8
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putting on a diy beckett skimmer


well this weekend i bought and modified a diy beckett skimmer....

i cut 8.5" out of the riser, so that it fits in my 27" stand...so now it appears as though the skimmate is alittle watery, but i expected this....will the ozone make this skimmate much thicker?

also the drain on the skimmer cup is very small, 1/8" or something. anyhow if i add a lot of air to the beckett it starts to push the water right out of it, as the drain hole is so small, but if i take it out and just let more out then the lightest of foam comes flying up....any comments,..i guess a vacuum is created,....should i increase the size of the drain, or now ? ( also if i add ozone i will be putting carbon over my collecton bottle, as i think most of the extra ozone will be blown into the bottle!
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Check out this thread on the other board about ozone use

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=462251

I read through it last night and basically if you are injecting ozone into your skimmer you only want 10-20mg/hr. Higher values cause the skimmer not to skim efficiently. If you want more ozone it is recommended that you get a ozone reactor. After reading the above thread it seems most people were happy with the results of just 10-20mg/hr injected into the skimmer.

I pulled out a long string of organic matter from my skimmer this morning , stuff really clumps together.
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Check out this thread on the other board about ozone use

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=462251

I read through it last night and basically if you are injecting ozone into your skimmer you only want 10-20mg/hr. Higher values cause the skimmer not to skim efficiently. If you want more ozone it is recommended that you get a ozone reactor. After reading the above thread it seems most people were happy with the results of just 10-20mg/hr injected into the skimmer.

I pulled out a long string of organic matter from my skimmer this morning , stuff really clumps together.
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Here's a controller I picked up off of ebay for $28 (including shipping) ORP probe cost me $28 bucks for a total of 56 dollars. I don't think I need a controller with such a small ozone unit, can run it all day and night on med power. The skimmer hardly does anything now after a couple of weeks, so guess thats good, polyp extension is great.

My orp fluctuates from 325(afternoon)-420mv morning. Before ozone it would dive down to 225mv in the day, but would still climb above 400 at night.
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