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Old 03-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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my 5g tank.


I just redid my tank and hope you guys like it. Any suggestions kindly accepted.

last pic is how i diffuse my co2 i want my HC to be a lush carpet but i do not know a cheap yet efficient way to diffuse my diy co2
I tried dry start method but it was taking too long so i flooded the tank after a week. Anyone can help me on how to diffuse my co2?
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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Any ideas on how to diffuse the co2 efficiently?

FLora:
HC anubias java moss

Fauna:
2 balloon rams 5 mosquito fish
1 tiger shrimp
4 ghost shrimp
1 ottto
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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Most common way is a glass diffuser. Although it's not the best way, it is a fairly simple way to accomplish what you want. You could tee off the output on your filter hose and diffuse the CO2 that way. There's also the bell method. You grab a dome shaped object and basically let the CO2 bubble underneath it. There's also active diffusion but it takes up a lot of tank space IMO.

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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You can buy a glass diffuser on eBay similar to ADA's for like 5 bucks. However shipping takes about 3 weeks.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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You can buy a glass diffuser on eBay similar to ADA's for like 5 bucks. However shipping takes about 3 weeks.
You must be talking about the China ones. Those are very similar to the ADA ones. They even make nice knock off glass lily pipes.

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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So those cheap glass diffusers will still work with my diy co2? If that's the case I will get it by this Thursday. Thanks for the advice. Great community here.
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So those cheap glass diffusers will still work with my diy co2? If that's the case I will get it by this Thursday. Thanks for the advice. Great community here.
They work, but as assassin mentioned, they take up to 3 weeks to ship because it's coming from China, usually Hong Kong. You could use a wooden chopstick for a temporary diffuser (totally forgot about this until it was brought up in another thread).
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I wouldn't order the cheap glass diffusers. I ordered five from China and they are all garbage. Look very pretty but the bubble size is terrible and just gets worse and worse the longer you use them.
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I wouldn't order the cheap glass diffusers. I ordered five from China and they are all garbage. Look very pretty but the bubble size is terrible and just gets worse and worse the longer you use them.
So you mean the bubbles are very big? And i heard the ceramic disc will get moldy from the co2.
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