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Old 07-28-2004, 04:07 AM   #1
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powerhead vs large air-stone


I am going to DIY yeast CO2, and I am lazy to make a reactor. I am wondering which one will be better: using powerhead outlet or a large air-stone?
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:15 AM   #2
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Typically the terms "lazy" and "DIY" aren't found together in the same sentence...

But, to answer your question, I would probably go with a limewood air diffuser "stone" since these make smaller bubbles that the typical glass ones. Powerheads create too much current, typically something that you try to lessen in a planted tank.

You can find them online at Big Als: http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...tegory_id=1635
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Thanks, FiberCon.
What is the difference between the limewood air stone and normal air stones? Does it make smaller bubbles?
My tank has a build-in Wet/Dry filter so I have to use a powerhead. So if the powerhead can make better permance, I will use it.
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What is the difference between the limewood air stone and normal air stones? Does it make smaller bubbles?
Yes, the bubbles from the limewood diffuser will be tiny, as compared to most others. I actually made my own, by just finding some limewood to cut up, drill a hole in, and silicone-seal a connector to. (it's also called "bass-wood" I believe...)

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