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Sakuras 12-10-2012 01:19 PM

DIY CO2 Diffuser
 
Hello!
I was wondering if the bell method for diffusing diy co2 would and was also wondering how efficient it is. I cant find any glass diffusers and most probably will not buy a powerhead or filter for the diffusing. Any other method for diffusing would be appreciated as i want to have HC and dwarf hairgrass carpets.

Thanks for reading this.

Merth 12-10-2012 02:42 PM

I use the syringe method...bout as cheap as it gets!

hobos 12-10-2012 03:40 PM

Here is a link to the diffuser I use , it’s ok some people might not like the noise. instead of running the tube in directly I put an air stone on the end of the tube and placed that inside the Elite it makes smaller bubbles which are then passed through the impeller and chewed up further

http://youtu.be/liuXWQcJCcU

Sakuras 12-11-2012 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hobos (Post 2105316)
Here is a link to the diffuser I use , itís ok some people might not like the noise. instead of running the tube in directly I put an air stone on the end of the tube and placed that inside the Elite it makes smaller bubbles which are then passed through the impeller and chewed up further

http://youtu.be/liuXWQcJCcU

I cant find the elite filter at my LFS. so i cant use this method.

Smellydeli 12-11-2012 04:35 AM

Disposable wood chopstick shoved into the tubing.

Hoppy 12-11-2012 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sakuras (Post 2106057)
I cant find the elite filter at my LFS. so i cant use this method.

It doesn't need to be the Elite filter. Any very small internal filter - powerhead with a plastic filter chamber attached on the inlet - will work just as well. Bigger ones also work, but are more of a visual problem in the tank. I use one made from a spare filter I had laying around, which isn't even sold anymore. See http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...10&postcount=2

Sakuras 12-16-2012 06:25 AM

Can it work with a HOB filter?

R.sok 12-16-2012 06:45 AM

I use a wooden chopstick, just break off the tip piece & stick it in the the tubing, then put it by the intake of the filter.

Oh & a lot of people complain about a white fuzz that starts to get at the end of the chopstick or diy diffuser with diy c02...... I used to have that problem But then What I did was run the airline tubing to a hard plastic tubing, then into the chopstick..now No problems of buildup what so ever, been going off the same batch of c02 for 1 1/2 months now

Sakuras 12-16-2012 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R.sok (Post 2111008)
I use a wooden chopstick, just break off the tip piece & stick it in the the tubing, then put it by the intake of the filter.

Oh & a lot of people complain about a white fuzz that starts to get at the end of the chopstick or diy diffuser with diy c02...... I used to have that problem But then What I did was run the airline tubing to a hard plastic tubing, then into the chopstick..now No problems of buildup what so ever, been going off the same batch of c02 for 1 1/2 months now

Yes i had that white stuff on my sillicone tubing as well. I've just tried putting it into my HOB filter and the blade is chopping up to tiny bubbles. This method looks pretty good to me.

tbonedeluxe 12-27-2012 11:06 AM

A gas separator/bubble counter will eliminate
the white slime from getting into the tank.
Some ideas for you guys.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...ator&FORM=AWIR


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