Co2 diffusion??? DIY
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-08-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
AMKZ
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 28
Default

Co2 diffusion??? DIY


So i build a co2 set up this weekend for my tank and I got everything working just how I want it.....EXCEPT diffusion, so last night I took and ran the tube which the co2 bubbles come out of and I connected it to the intake of my HOB filter in hopes that the bubble gets sucked up and broken up by the propeller and then thrown back into the water.....Is this dumb or am I maybe on to something lol..

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
AMKZ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
c_gwinner
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
c_gwinner's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 521
Default

People have done and do this, but it is hard on the impeller is what I hear. Maybe an airstone would work.

Sorry didnt read the HOB filter part.
__________________
20 gallon
2.5 Sparta

Canon Pimp Club #094

Last edited by c_gwinner; 11-08-2012 at 07:42 PM.. Reason: Not reading HOB on original post
c_gwinner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
Hoppy
Planted Tank Guru
 
Hoppy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (74/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 18,363
Default

HOB filters tend to splash water with the return waterfall. This liberates the dissolved CO2, leaving you back where you started. If you keep the tank water level high, and/or use other methods for getting the water back to the tank with no splashing, that can work, but not nearly as efficient as other methods.
__________________
Hoppy
Hoppy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
ddrfreak_tung
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: las vegas
Posts: 352
Default

shove a disposable chopstick in the air tubing then break off about an inch leaving it in the tubing for a temp fix. Look up the chopstick diffusion for a picture til you find a diffuser =)
ddrfreak_tung is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #5
AMKZ
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 28
Default

I got pearling like crazy when i went home today....i guess its working?
AMKZ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012