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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Help Using A Internal Mini-Filter as Co2 Diffuser

Hello to everyone. I am a noob and I have looked @ lfs for the hagen elite mini filter to use for my co2 diffuser with no luck so I purchased one that I figured would be similiar but I really need help as I am not a genius in this department
Here is the link to the one I have
http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Reptil...FQfhQgod3nwAeQ
Would someone be so kind to help me with setting this up as the diffuser? Thanks in advance
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I don't use that particular filter, but something very similar. Here is what I have done:

Take out the filter media - I didn't want to be cleaning it all the time so I just got rid of it. You need to get your air hose into the filter body somehow. I just cut a hole in the bottom of the filter casing just large enough for the hose. Any larger and snails will get in! Once I had the air hose in the casing I also added an air stone. Try to make sure the filter is as level as possible so that the bubbles don't build up on the inside before getting to the impellor. That is about it. It works well for me, always lots of micro bubbles in the tank.
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I don't use that particular filter, but something very similar. Here is what I have done:

Take out the filter media - I didn't want to be cleaning it all the time so I just got rid of it. You need to get your air hose into the filter body somehow. I just cut a hole in the bottom of the filter casing just large enough for the hose. Any larger and snails will get in! Once I had the air hose in the casing I also added an air stone. Try to make sure the filter is as level as possible so that the bubbles don't build up on the inside before getting to the impellor. That is about it. It works well for me, always lots of micro bubbles in the tank.
Yayyyy it really worked, its working, its working, its working, yayyyy finally after 4 weeks of struggling to get it to diffuse....yes! yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!
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