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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Help--Inline Diffuser full of Water and won't work

So I came home from my vacation of a week, in which the CO2 was off, and my Atomic GLA Inline diffuser is half full of water. I turned up the working pressure to about 35 psi and nothing came out. I was afraid to go any higher or leave it on for fear of disaster/explosion. What should I do?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 07:44 PM
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I would turn it on and be patient. The pressure will more than likely push the water through the porous tube. That's what I found when I used one. You might double check for CO2 leaks. If you have a leak, the pressure will not build up sufficiently to push the water through.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 09:42 PM
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it only takes 25 psi to push it through with no leaks.
my atomizer fills up on my co2 tank refill day..
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 09:55 PM
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You sure it's not working? The bubbles are seriously small and hard to see. I have to shine a flashlight through the water in my cerges reactor to see them.

I'll echo others, water leaking into it when the co2 is off is normal in my experience.
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i have the same diffuser, i had to bring it all the way to almost 50psi to get it working. i talked to orlando and he said its ok.

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