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Old 12-25-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Recommend me a diffuser

I need one for a 10 gallon and a 75. What are some good company's and styles as the like? Just got my regulator, all I need is a tank, the tubing, and these.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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Might I recommend a cig filter for the 10 gallon?
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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In-line or in-tank Atomic-style diffusers are okay for smaller tanks, but you'll either want one large one (65mm) or, even better, a couple for the large tank.

Alternatively, you could make yourself a reactor. Look through these:
Cerges' Reactor
Rex Griggs Reactor
Barr Venturi Reactor
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:54 AM   #4
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My reco is a gla inline atomizer. Move mine, superb results.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
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Hagen mini underwater power filter for 10 gallon (you tube it for details how to diffuse) and a Rex style inline reactor for 75 gallon .
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I feel like the 10 gallon will be simple, so I'll focus on the 75 for now.

One concern I have, with anything in this tank, is that if the diffuser is in the tank itself that the device be a sturdy thing, since I have large fish. I also would love if I don't have to build a thing, since I'm not that great at DIY stuff, and I'd rather just spend the money to do it right and feel confident in it.

Anyone else with a larger tank with co2, mind telling me what you are doing and maybe showing a pic of what it looks like?
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I tried a rex style for a 100g, chamber would just fill up with co2 (wouldn't difuse fast enough, even added a disc disfuser inside the chamber) Finally got a gla inline atomic. Tons of bubbles in the tank now, but am able to get to green with one difusser.
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I tried a rex style for a 100g, chamber would just fill up with co2 (wouldn't difuse fast enough, even added a disc disfuser inside the chamber) Finally got a gla inline atomic. Tons of bubbles in the tank now, but am able to get to green with one difusser.
The atomic inline looks affordable.....you would say that I should most likely get that then? I have two eheim 2217's it would work with those? The tank I'm talking about is the 75 in my sig, I guess if I did this I would attach it to the filter on the left side since it would be closer to the co2 tank itself and closer to the korelia (which I guess would be good since it would spread the co2 out more)

My outlet from my filter is rather high in the tank though, but does that matter any?
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So, for my 10 I'm thinking of getting a simple enough glass diffuser. I'm still unsure about what I should be doing with my 75, but I feel like an atomic inline is going to be my best bet.
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Speaking of atomic things, anyone care to explain to me the difference between a regular diffuser and an atomizer? I figure just by name that the atomizer just makes the co2 even more diffused.
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I'm using the atomic online diffuser on my 57 G and it works amazingly well, no bubbles. I would recommend buying two so you can swap when cleaning them.

I have a video of the atomic diffuser in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1yF...e_gdata_player



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I'm using the atomic online diffuser on my 57 G and it works amazingly well, no bubbles. I would recommend buying two so you can swap when cleaning them.

I have a video of the atomic diffuser in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1yF...e_gdata_player



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The green leaf aquatic one right? What size are you using, since there seem to be different options.

And this might be a silly question, but the inline should be connected to the outtake tubbing and not the intake right?

Also, if you had the time to look at my 75 journal that'd be grand, because I'm not sure which filter would be better to connect this too, the right side or the left? Left already has the heater but I'm not sure if that matters.
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The green leaf aquatic one right? What size are you using, since there seem to be different options.

And this might be a silly question, but the inline should be connected to the outtake tubbing and not the intake right?

Also, if you had the time to look at my 75 journal that'd be grand, because I'm not sure which filter would be better to connect this too, the right side or the left? Left already has the heater but I'm not sure if that matters.
I'm using the largest size because it has to be about the same size as the tubing coming out of your filter - mine is 16/22mm

Yes, place it on the output of the filter - Pushing CO2 into a filter could cause lock up and other bad things for the bacteria in the filter. Plus it would get dirty really fast.

I have one filter with an inline heater and diffuser - They are both ceramic tubes with no baffles or reduction in tube diameter so they have no adverse affect on flow - it's a straight, albeit longer, shot to the tank.

I have mine set up so the water churns in a circular fashion. The filter output pushes from one side to the other and then the Hydor nano pushes it back towards the filter intake.

You can put it on the side closest to the korelia that pushes water across the tank so it disburses the CO2 better.
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For now at least, I'm just going to get an atomic diffuser from nilocg on here. If for some reason it isn't satisfactory I'll go inline, but this was a good price and if it works that will be fantastic. Cause then that means more money to spend on plants :P
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For now at least, I'm just going to get an atomic diffuser from nilocg on here. If for some reason it isn't satisfactory I'll go inline, but this was a good price and if it works that will be fantastic. Cause then that means more money to spend on plants :P
cool, do you have a link to the atomic diffuser? I'd like to see what other options are out there. I liked inline because it's one less thing (with tubes, etc) in the tank.

BTW, there are other versions of the GLA inline atomic on sale - UP Aqua makes it and they offer it on Ebay for cheaper. I like the service from GLA.
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