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Is this worth the money?

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=153

I have a 20g tank. Medium light.
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Frankly, no. It is efficient, very efficient; but only slightly more than that $10 eBay diffuser.

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I have actually used that diffuser, it is great, the quality is great and the CO2 is like pollen, never seen anything preform similar. It is also one of the few glassware items that ADA has hand made in Japan still, major bonus.

It is also unique as I don't see any knock offs that have the curved glass tube this one does. Most copies are of the ADA beetle design.

For disc glass diffusers that you see in the tank, I always recommend ADA, they are pieces of art in themselves that combine form + function perfectly.

Since your tank is only 20g you can also look at the Pollen Glass Type 1, 2 & 3 which also would work and are slightly cheaper (half $60).
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Ok cool. Sounds like I will get what I pay for. I don't mind paying a little more for quality, which is what this seems to be. However, I don't want to buy something that's going to be overkill and give me too much diffusion. I've put out some money so far and experimented with some more active (as opposed to passive) DIY diffusers and all it did was bring my pH down way too low (ie bring my co2 way too high).

My KH averages around 4-5. I'm using 2 DIY yeast co2 reactors. If I get enough recommendations given my specs above, I'm going to pull the trigger.
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Ok cool. Sounds like I will get what I pay for. I don't mind paying a little more for quality, which is what this seems to be. However, I don't want to buy something that's going to be overkill and give me too much diffusion. I've put out some money so far and experimented with some more active (as opposed to passive) DIY diffusers and all it did was bring my pH down way too low (ie bring my co2 way too high).

My KH averages around 4-5. I'm using 2 DIY yeast co2 reactors. If I get enough recommendations given my specs above, I'm going to pull the trigger.
With DIY co2 it may not even be able to diffuse it.
I would buy a do!aqua diffuser if you want a nice one. They are a heck of a lot cheaper and basically the same thing
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No offense intended but using a $134 diffuser with DYI CO2 is like trying to use diesel fuel in a fighter jet. Using the $134 towards a proper CO2 system will be a far more efficient use of your funds. As tropicalmackdaddy said it most likely will not work with DYI system anyway. It requires a minimum pressure to work.
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eBay diffusers work for DIY CO2, at least the "nano" aquaticmagic diffusers do.

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I'm not sure how well it will work with DIY CO2, but aside from that ADA makes great diffusers. I have two, Pollen Beetle 50 and Pollen Glass Large. I've had them for 2 and 7 years respectively and feel they've been worth every penny. I've tried other less expensive diffusers including GLA's atomic diffuser and while they were fine for a short time period I've always had something break, crack, etc with the cheap ones. Of course, YMMV.
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Is this worth the money?

It's not worth the money for yeast co2... It's be worth it if you had pressurized
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No offense intended but using a $134 diffuser with DYI CO2 is like trying to use diesel fuel in a fighter jet.
Jet fuel is basically kerosene. Not much difference between it and diesel fuel.
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