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Old 07-26-2014, 07:05 AM   #1
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Best inline diffuser?


so whats the best inline diffuser out there?
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:48 AM   #2
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:35 PM   #3
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most effective kind of diffusers, shapes, style,brand,sizes, inline, ect... I currently have a 120 gallon acrylic 6 ft long
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
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I have an Up aqua inline atomizer and it is pretty awesome. Highly efficient if you don't mind the soda bubbles look.
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Atomizers work great if you don't mind cleaning them regularly. The ones on the market right now have some plastic wearing issues over time and you might only get a year or two out of them. Maybe more. Mine have broken where the plastic nut connects the co2 line.

Beyond those for a tank your size, people also use reactors and needle wheel pumps. Those don't require maintaining but are a little more difficult to set up correctly.
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I second the up aqua diffuser. I bought one recently and love it! You still get a fine mist in the aquarium but that doesn't bother me.

The main benefit to this style diffuser over a reactor is there's no tweaking, you don't have to fiddle around with it to get it working correctly. I installed mine on a SunSun filter, the tubing is too big even for the biggest diffuser but $5 worth or parts from the hardware store and you can hook it up without a problem.

A fellow member was kind enough to share an American seller on eBay, that way I was able to avoid the long shipping from china.





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Keep in mind that these have a minimum operating pressure; I think most companies that make this style recommend 25-35 PSI to push gas through the ceramic disc.
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I'm looking for more reviews of the ISTA reactor diffuser.. Anyone??
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Is it just me, or is the up aqua diffuser EXACTLY the same as the ones GLA are selling for twice the price?

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The appear to be identical - I cannot tell the difference.
I also see them sold on Amazon.

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Is it just me, or is the up aqua diffuser EXACTLY the same as the ones GLA are selling for twice the price?

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Gla would have you believe they are different but they are the same.
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The best thing I found is a ceramic disc under the eheim intake, no bubbles and the filter is just as quiet.
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I'm looking for more reviews of the ISTA reactor diffuser.. Anyone??
i have an ista and i love it. it has an impeller that assures me that everything is churning up nicely in there. i wish i got the larger one though. i have a 57 gallon tank. even with the smaller one though, only the tiniest of bubbles escape this reactor. you'll only see bubbles escape your output if you focus really hard. there is no mist in the tank. i just like the idea of more travel for escape.

i do have two issues though. this unit comes with a 90 degree elbow. do not use it. they'll leak. just connect hose to output and you'll be alright. also, on the smaller unit (dont know if its the same on the bigger unit) the nipple will not fit co2 proof tubing. so i have regular tubing going from my check valve into the chamber.
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