does anyone have a good article on ozone? Want to do some research. Also, is it possible to run ozone without a skimmer? I don’t have one and don’t plan to.
The output of your ozone generator is attached to the skimmer air input. This allows the ozone to interract with the water in the skimmer chamber.
I think that would depend how often you are running the Ozone Generator.I have been running ozone a few years now. After you finish doing your research you will be missing a critical piece of the puzzle.
Ozone changes the surface tension of the contents inside the reactor. I inject ozone into a large Lifereef skimmer. At times the thing looks like its got freshwater inside it. It rarely skims.
So you can inject ozone into system water with a skimmer. If you run the ozone more than a few hours a day you will need another skimmer to skim.
So after taking my SRO-5000 out thinking I was doing an upgrade, I put it back in.
This is why I run 2 skimmers you see in the pics of my sump.
If you don't I suppose you will get some of the doom scenarios that appear because you are not removing the products of the reaction of the ozone with the tank junk. Your tank will get very dirty with nasty grey stuff.
thank you! This article is exactly what I was looking for. I’m only half way through itThe output of your ozone generator is attached to the skimmer air input. This allows the ozone to interract with the water in the skimmer chamber.
As an alternative you can use a custom built ozone reactor which mixes the water and ozone for as long as possible.
After the ozone reactor you need to remove the ozone and any resulting waste products from the water and for that the water is run through an activated carbon bed.
There are a series of articles you can read.
I think I will have a problem with export if I run ozone without a skimmerI have been mucking around in the tank stirring up dirt this morning. My ORP has gone down and the controller is adding ozone
My Reef Octo skimmer is pulling the dirt out.
The skimmer with ozone isn't foaming at all.
Thanks. This is going to keep me busy. Appreciate the resources.Of course you can. I don't consider a skimmer the best option anyway. In the articles linked above I show using both a commercial reactor (probably no longer available) and a DIY reactor.
Ozone and the Reef Aquarium, Part 1: Chemistry and Biochemistry by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
Ozone and the Reef Aquarium, Part 2: Equipment and Safety by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
Ozone and the Reef Aquarium, Part 3: Changes in a Reef Aquarium upon Initiating Ozone by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com