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Old 02-26-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Help with picking atomic diffuser


Planning on getting a CO2 atomic diffuser. Checked on GLA and ebay and they come in various sizes (8/12, 12/16, 16/22 mm). Not sure which size to pick.

My tank is a 120g planted tank with medium lights.
Filter is Fluval 405

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Old 02-26-2015, 05:11 PM   #2
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for a fluval you will need the 16/22 for your tubing.

you'll also need to buy the fluval adaptor rubber pieces due to the ribbed tubing.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Veritas.

Don't plan on buying the rubber adapter if I don't have to.
I also have an Eheim PRO II. Will the Eheim work without the rubber adapter? if yes does the 16/22 fit or is there a different size?
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Get rid of the ribbed tubing completely and use eheim tubing on the fluval. This will work better in the long run. That ribbed tubing really catches tons of detritus. Using the fluval tubing you can just install it inline w/o issue.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:33 AM   #5
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Thanks.
Using both filters on this tank.

Another question: Are the Up Aqua diffusers comparable to GLA diffusers? there is quite a bit price difference.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:09 AM   #6
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Thanks.
Using both filters on this tank.

Another question: Are the Up Aqua diffusers comparable to GLA diffusers? there is quite a bit price difference.
I have both and no noticeable differences except the Up Aqua you can take out the ceramic diffuser to clean it. The GLA you have to soak the entire thing. I have two so I can easily swap them out during cleaning.
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