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Old 12-30-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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I found the air diffusor by Eheim for 5bucks, it says you connect it to your output and then to an air pump. Instead of an air pump can't you just hook it up to your C02? But my question is, will it work? Here's a pic of what it looks like-
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:14 PM   #2
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Ummmm great idea! Do you have co2 so you can try it?
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Old 12-31-2003, 03:51 PM   #3
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I don't know, I want to hear people's idea first...
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Old 12-31-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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You could always spend the $5 and try it and tell the rest of us.
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IMO I dont think you will have much more success than using a regular air stone.... To me it looks like the bubbles will just shoot out and float to the surface... I think you are better off with an actual diffuser or a DIY reactor...


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It looks sort of like a venturi effect to me also. I don't think it would be too efficient.
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:29 PM   #7
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But that's using a air pump, I mean how do we know what "horsepower" that thing is...anyways, I'll buy it and see what happens
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:36 PM   #8
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It wont work...
There is nothing to diffuse the CO2 into the water... having a pump would only push the bubbles out faster but not make it dissolve into the water any better. You would be better off sticking an airstone under a bowl then that device will do.
You need a constant pocket of CO2 in contact with the water to let it saturate the water column, that will just shoot out bubbles that will float to the surface and dissipate.

There are not many ways left to get CO2 into the water that haven't been tried through the years.
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Old 01-02-2004, 01:59 PM   #9
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It might work, but it won't be very efficient and you'll be refilling your CO2 canister constantly.
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Awwww, you guys are no fun, let him try it out. Lets see what he learns from the experience. Its only $5. He can't hurt anything with it.
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Old 01-02-2004, 04:50 PM   #11
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So basically, if I put a sponge infront of it this will increase it's chances of getting diffused into the water..?
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Old 01-02-2004, 05:40 PM   #12
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I thought we normally try to prevent surface agitation....
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As you can see it is underwater...
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as is an airstone........ :P
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fewer bubbles. 8)
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