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Old 12-15-2014, 02:30 AM   #1
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CO2 diffuser?


I am curious about the greenleaf CO2 diffusers. I have a wet dry filter so my options are between the inline and outline. So my question is witch one is better? If inline should it be before or after my uv sterilizer or doesnt matter. Also i see they have different sizes and i dont know what i need i have a 55 gallon tank.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:59 AM   #2
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I have the GLA atomic inline diffuser on my 72 gallon and it seems to be working very well. The bubbles that come out are super fine and are all over the tank. The hose goes from my filter to my UV and then the UV into the diffuser. The diffuser is about 8" before the outflow back into the tank.

I haven't had it long enough to clean it yet and they reccomend having two so you can swap them for cleaning. They reccomend cleaning every 6 months for the inline version.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:39 AM   #3
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I have in line too but there is a problem i dont like 7 - up look. watch youtube video how it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79hBHBd56JI
I reccoment reactors for biger thant 100 liters tank:
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:55 PM   #4
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Contact GLA , they will help you with what you need. Very hlpful. I use everything GLA.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:05 PM   #5
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I am curious about the greenleaf CO2 diffusers. I have a wet dry filter so my options are between the inline and outline. So my question is witch one is better?
If you have high output pump(then what is needed) then go with reactor. I cant get the desire flow after hooking reactor/s and pumping back to the tank. I'm now using Inline atomizer. Cant complain.

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so my options are between the inline and outline.
What is Outline??

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If inline should it be before or after my uv sterilizer or doesnt matter.
I would after UV sterilizer.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:21 PM   #6
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I used to really like my inline GLA diffuser. However, I have reconsidered that. First, it's so much harder to chase down leaks because you get very little visual perspective of what is going on. Unlike an in tank, if you get a leak, you probably won't know until your drop checker changes or your tank is empty. On top of that, due to the higher working pressure these things need, leaks appear more often. I really like using silicone air hose for CO2, for example, but it expands at that pressure. Being inline makes them very hard to clean as well, though they don't seem to need to be cleaned nearly as often, I would let mine go for over 6 months without cleaning.

I would also recommend being prepared to replace these every few years. They aren't super cheaply made but they are far from something that will last forever.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:44 PM   #7
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I, too used to really like my GLA inline diffusor. They work FANTASTIC, and GLA sells great stuff. However, I got tired of the micro-bubble haze. As for their in-tank diffusor, I believe there is the same haze issue. I recently changed to a PVC reactor and really like it. The CO2 level does not get up nearly as quickly as with the GLA diffusor, but that's a worthy tradeoff for me. Tank looks crystal clear without the microbubble haze.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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Hmm i tjought the inline diffuser would diffuse all the bubblez and there should be no bubbles? My uv sterilizer slowed down my water pressure alot. I was thinking if i put the diffuser before the uv wouldnt it diffuse better?
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