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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2017, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Good CO2 Diffusers??

Hey all, for my 20 long high tech, I'm debating between a Rhinox 2000 with the spiral bubble counter. I
also really like the stainless steel ones Ive been seeing. They seem to really make fine bubbles.
I'm usually a huge fan of ADA but Rhinox takes the cake on this one. Ive watched several YouTube videos now and I think the difference is obvious... Anyone else have any suggestions/ favorites for a 20 gallon?
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I don't think anything beats a reactor of some sort, be it Griggs or Cerges, for CO2 diffusing. Definitely better than any glass/ceramic diffuser, assuming it is built right there will be no bubbles whatsoever. You need a canister filter, but I'm guessing with high tech that isn't an issue.
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Diffusers let a lot of CO2 go to waste compared to a reactor and take up tank space. Basically any diffuser is fine. They are more for visual 'oh' and 'ah's.
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Type of diffuser, location, filtration/flow, plant mass all affect how well it moves throughout tank. What works good for me may not for you. I always try my filter and power head first then if I cant get right I then go to diffuser. Then often have to move it some too

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Hey all, for my 20 long high tech, I'm debating between a Rhinox 2000 with the spiral bubble counter. I
also really like the stainless steel ones Ive been seeing. They seem to really make fine bubbles.
I'm usually a huge fan of ADA but Rhinox takes the cake on this one. Ive watched several YouTube videos now and I think the difference is obvious... Anyone else have any suggestions/ favorites for a 20 gallon?
i have the spiral rhinox too. it works fine, but not perfect. What i mean is that the bubbles arent diffused that consistant and it comes out from a weak corner of the ceramic disk. but it still does its job 100%. to clean it, i would take it out, squirt hydrogen peroxide on the disk, let it sit for 5-10 min, rinse and the disk will be white as snow again.
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