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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 09:51 PM
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Will this work under high pressure, like 1000psi, or would I need a regulator for this?


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1000psi is crazy to run on anything... Yes you need a regulator
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I also noticed that the mist are bigger when the bps (bubbles per second) is fast. A slow rate of bps is not a problem for me since I have a pH monitor and CO2 Milwaukee controller (SMS122). Large size CO2 mist floats up to the water surface fast and dissipate wasting a good amount of CO2. I'm able to keep the drop checker color at yellow green consistently.

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If your bubble rate it to high naturally the mist will be to large. You either need a larger diffuser to handle the increased flow or your BPS needs to be considerably lower, which is ideal in this sittuation. Saturation of co2 is not the name of the mist game, it's co2 direct contact time that your looking for. Mist coming directly in contact with the plant beds is the goal.

So get your flow right in terms of water movement and BPS.

That's what folks need to do with co2 fog...
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it will also break after some time, i cant say anything else because they will delete my post.
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it will also break after some time, i cant say anything else because they will delete my post.
I've had nothing but positive experiences with both of my atomic diffusers from GLA. I've had one in my mini-M for about 8 months now, and another in my 90G for about 4 months. No issues whatsoever. Obviously yours had some sort of defect, you handled it too roughly, or the working pressure was way too high.

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I've had nothing but positive experiences with both of my atomic diffusers from GLA. I've had one in my mini-M for about 8 months now, and another in my 90G for about 4 months. No issues whatsoever. Obviously yours had some sort of defect, you handled it too roughly, or the working pressure was way too high.
cant comment on anything because my post will be removed, but i only had bad experience with it, 3 diffusers down the drain.

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Complaint about the GLA Atomic diffuser..... :)

My complaint is that it doesn't come presoaked so I had to wait before I could use it.

Just kidding of course, the thing is awesome!! I never knew such a mist of CO2 could ever exist. It's better than any glass/ceramic diffuser or even a wooden airstone

I soaked it for about an hour before turning it on and I was in awe. I want to keep my CO2 on just to watch it but that can't happen.

Excellent product, highly recommended!
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I absolutely love my GLA Atomic Diffuser, it does work better than those expensive glass ones by other companies.

Here are a few shots of my CO2 mist and plants.










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Looking good bitFUUL, looking pretty damn good!
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I couldn't be happier with the inline diffuser I received from them for my mini m. One of the better upgrades I've made on the tank.
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I notice there are less bps when I use the atomizer now than the glass diffuser. But when the solenoid start to open, there are big burst of bubbles coming out.

Does atomizer save CO2 or uses more?
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I notice there are less bps when I use the atomizer now than the glass diffuser. But when the solenoid start to open, there are big burst of bubbles coming out.

Does atomizer save CO2 or uses more?
Don't know, do you clean your atomizer regularly? I soak mine in vinegar every 6 weeks or so, opens everything back up and bubbles galore.


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I notice there are less bps when I use the atomizer now than the glass diffuser. But when the solenoid start to open, there are big burst of bubbles coming out.

Does atomizer save CO2 or uses more?
There seems to be some debate as to whether or not the atomizers save CO2 or use more. That said, the initial rush of bubbles is due to the large pressure differential between the regulator and the CO2 line. As the CO2 line fills up w/ CO2, the pressure increases and the bubble rates drops because there is less room to add more CO2 bubbles. Eventually, the line pressurizes to the minimum pressure needed to extrude bubbles from the atomizer and then the bubble rate is equal to the rate of CO2 diffusion / extrusion.
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There seems to be some debate as to whether or not the atomizers save CO2 or use more. That said, the initial rush of bubbles is due to the large pressure differential between the regulator and the CO2 line. As the CO2 line fills up w/ CO2, the pressure increases and the bubble rates drops because there is less room to add more CO2 bubbles. Eventually, the line pressurizes to the minimum pressure needed to extrude bubbles from the atomizer and then the bubble rate is equal to the rate of CO2 diffusion / extrusion.
So, this is normal. I thought somethings wrong with my set-up.

The more bps I use the more large bubbles are released when solenoid is open the next day.
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