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large diffusers?

where can we find the larger sized glass disk diffusers?
it seems they are all now for nano or small tanks. ADG has some large ones but they are 150 bux and that's just too much for something that's going into a sump before my main return line...
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Have you checked eBay? There are usually larger ones there.

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Rhinox 5000 is around 2 inches diameter i think

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Rhinox 5000 is around 2 inches diameter i think

this i did some searching after this post. i found that looks nice!
although with aquatic magic it make take 2 months to get here. The question im also asking is it seems the bigger one's have been phased out. when i started this hobby two years ago, the glass style diffusers were everwhere! They had all shapes and sizes, different makers, fakes, and not so fakes.

So if I cannot find one elsewhere, the Rhinox 5000 is a perfect candidate and I'll probably order two just incase those get phased out as well!
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large diffusers?

I heard the only problem is that they have to be mounted in a corner or else they are crooked. Probably no problem if your putting it in a sump though

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Rhinox 5000 is around 2 inches diameter i think
Highly recommend the Rhinox 5000 for large tanks. Could be had on ebay for around $20.
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its been ordered.
and mounting will be irrelevant, this is more of a pre- return mister. i've been letting the return pump (taam rio HF17) do the work but at slower flow rates around 5-600 gph the mist comes out rather large
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I heard the only problem is that they have to be mounted in a corner or else they are crooked. Probably no problem if your putting it in a sump though
FYI: That is completely incorrect.
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inline is the way to go for bigger tanks. i have a smaller one of these and it works great.

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-di...ffuser-75.html

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inline is the way to go for bigger tanks. i have a smaller one of these and it works great.

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-di...ffuser-75.html
they don't make one for 3/4 lines much less a 1 inch which i'll probably be going to soon
bigger lines increase dwell time for co2
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how about making your own inline one? up for some diy?

did you look at the diffuser i linked? have you used that one before?

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inline is the way to go for bigger tanks. i have a smaller one of these and it works great.

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-di...ffuser-75.html
Really personal preference. Either method has been proven to work well with larger tanks as long as you have a good misty diffuser. Some prefer and believe the mist can be better for plants, but again they both work. BTW that is not an inline diffuser in your link.
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i've used an inline before, it was bleh. i like the mist.. plants do seem to respond better, and it seems more consistent

i'm still shooting for a mist, just better efficiency
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O i know that isnt a inline one lol. i have a smaller version of that on my nano tank. on my 75g i have a inline mix max reactor.

if your hoses are to big you can buy a second smaller pump... should be pretty easy if your using a sump.

i have also heard the bubbles spreading around the tank is very good. as the bubbles getting stuck to the leaves lets the plant take the co2 in easier. like you said either will work... my inline still throws some bubbles out but like you referred to not that many. i personally would prefer not having all those bubbles flying around in my tank.

EDIT if you want a mist i have also tried these inline ones, they do a great job of spreading the mist around the tank. but again you would need a smaller return line...

http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-di...ffuser-16.html

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Funny enough, I was going suggest the same atomic diffuser that was linked. I have only used their inline and I can say that the bubbles are tiny compared to glass ceramic in tank diffusers I have had. The 75mm should be very big. I never liked the look of these but if it's going in a sump, who cares.
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