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02-28-2013 02:19 PM
Smitty06 You have one bubble a MINUTE? That is a very low bubble rate and if that is the real bubble rate, then it is user error not the diffuser.
02-24-2013 06:29 PM
morillonj Tried trouble shooting it several times and even bought a second inline diffuser. I thought perhaps the first inline diffuser i bought was defective. One word for this product....Garbage. Just my two cents.
01-16-2013 11:21 PM
morillonj Have any of you had trouble with the inline diffuser only going at 1 bubble per every few minutes. Im not sure if im using the product correctly. I adjusted my psi from 30 to 45 and still no results. Ive even checked for leaks everywhere. It mists at first and then stops. I see condensation build up inside the diffuser. Please inform me if i am not using this correctly or have a defective product. Thanks.
01-10-2013 12:49 PM
barbarossa4122
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Originally Posted by happi View Post
it will also break after some time, i cant say anything else because they will delete my post.
I have mine for almost 2 yrs and they still work great. I am getting 2 new, bigger ones (65mm) today or tomorrow from Orlando.
11-06-2012 07:27 PM
herns
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Originally Posted by JeffyFunk View Post
There seems to be some debate as to whether or not the atomizers save CO2 or use more. That said, the initial rush of bubbles is due to the large pressure differential between the regulator and the CO2 line. As the CO2 line fills up w/ CO2, the pressure increases and the bubble rates drops because there is less room to add more CO2 bubbles. Eventually, the line pressurizes to the minimum pressure needed to extrude bubbles from the atomizer and then the bubble rate is equal to the rate of CO2 diffusion / extrusion.
So, this is normal. I thought somethings wrong with my set-up.

The more bps I use the more large bubbles are released when solenoid is open the next day.
11-06-2012 01:03 PM
JeffyFunk
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Originally Posted by herns View Post
I notice there are less bps when I use the atomizer now than the glass diffuser. But when the solenoid start to open, there are big burst of bubbles coming out.

Does atomizer save CO2 or uses more?
There seems to be some debate as to whether or not the atomizers save CO2 or use more. That said, the initial rush of bubbles is due to the large pressure differential between the regulator and the CO2 line. As the CO2 line fills up w/ CO2, the pressure increases and the bubble rates drops because there is less room to add more CO2 bubbles. Eventually, the line pressurizes to the minimum pressure needed to extrude bubbles from the atomizer and then the bubble rate is equal to the rate of CO2 diffusion / extrusion.
11-06-2012 12:12 PM
bitFUUL
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Originally Posted by herns View Post
I notice there are less bps when I use the atomizer now than the glass diffuser. But when the solenoid start to open, there are big burst of bubbles coming out.

Does atomizer save CO2 or uses more?
Don't know, do you clean your atomizer regularly? I soak mine in vinegar every 6 weeks or so, opens everything back up and bubbles galore.
11-05-2012 02:32 AM
herns I notice there are less bps when I use the atomizer now than the glass diffuser. But when the solenoid start to open, there are big burst of bubbles coming out.

Does atomizer save CO2 or uses more?
10-25-2012 04:12 PM
Fat Guy I couldn't be happier with the inline diffuser I received from them for my mini m. One of the better upgrades I've made on the tank.
10-02-2012 04:19 AM
styxx Looking good bitFUUL, looking pretty damn good!
09-11-2012 12:24 AM
bitFUUL I absolutely love my GLA Atomic Diffuser, it does work better than those expensive glass ones by other companies.

Here are a few shots of my CO2 mist and plants.








09-07-2012 12:18 AM
eeng168
Complaint about the GLA Atomic diffuser..... :)

My complaint is that it doesn't come presoaked so I had to wait before I could use it.

Just kidding of course, the thing is awesome!! I never knew such a mist of CO2 could ever exist. It's better than any glass/ceramic diffuser or even a wooden airstone

I soaked it for about an hour before turning it on and I was in awe. I want to keep my CO2 on just to watch it but that can't happen.

Excellent product, highly recommended!
08-17-2012 04:55 AM
happi
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Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
I've had nothing but positive experiences with both of my atomic diffusers from GLA. I've had one in my mini-M for about 8 months now, and another in my 90G for about 4 months. No issues whatsoever. Obviously yours had some sort of defect, you handled it too roughly, or the working pressure was way too high.
cant comment on anything because my post will be removed, but i only had bad experience with it, 3 diffusers down the drain.

good luck to others
08-17-2012 03:58 AM
Centromochlus
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Originally Posted by happi View Post
it will also break after some time, i cant say anything else because they will delete my post.
I've had nothing but positive experiences with both of my atomic diffusers from GLA. I've had one in my mini-M for about 8 months now, and another in my 90G for about 4 months. No issues whatsoever. Obviously yours had some sort of defect, you handled it too roughly, or the working pressure was way too high.
08-17-2012 01:18 AM
happi it will also break after some time, i cant say anything else because they will delete my post.
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