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Why won't DIY CO2 work with Atomic diffusers?

I've heard that DIY CO2 cannot produce the 30PSI or so pressure required to drive Atomic-style diffusers.

Yet I've also heard that if you attempt to seal off a DIY bottle to save CO2 overnight, it or the tubing will blow... which would normally require more than 30PSI.

And over here is a thread with one person who says yeast can rupture beer bottles rated for 50PSI, and another says it can generate up to 120PSI before the pressure even starts to slow down yeast production.

So, what's the real story?
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