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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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another co2 question

I have a gla ceramic atomizer and it's ok but today I turned my needle valve the wrong way and my tubing exploded. I didn't want to hassle with attaching it so I cut the line and ran it to my canister filter. I know some people find this ill advised but I'm willing to take a chance. The out put from the filter has zero bubbles coming out of it which leads me to believe it's super effective. Is this 100% diffusion?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 07:16 AM
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Most likely, you are achieving 100% diffusion of the CO2 when the bubbles hit the impeller of the canister filter.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 12:56 PM
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Does your filter make a little noise with every bubble of co2? If not, then you're likely just filling the top of the canister with co2.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yea it makes little rhythmic smash sounds, the impeller pumps from the bottom of canister up, not sure if that makes a difference. also some of the co2 hangs out at the top of the intake hose and goes up and down the hose and then when the bubble cluster shrinks down a little stream will make it through the filter while the new bubbles remain at the top
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