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BEST NON-GLASS CO2 Diffuser Hmmmm? :>)

I broke my glass diffuser and need to re-order, but want to stray from the glass one.

Has anyone given the new one , that looks like an air-diffuser a test drive?

If it is a good option, then i will give it a try.

I am dealing with my 90 gallon.... so which length would be best?

Do they breakdown over time from the CO2?


Any links for ordering would be appreciated.

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i have a fluval one that is made of plastic with a ceramic disc and it works great.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgefarmer/5460969443/

http://www.hagen.com/usa/aquatic/pro...01075480020101

it cost me 13$ and there's no worry of breakage... it isn't as nice looking as the glass ones though.
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Or try one of the new bazooka GLA ones or order one from Msnikkistar. On Theshripmlab

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yah nikki's store sells them for half the price of GLA. I am pretty sure they are basically the same.

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I don't know what the bbs limits are, but my bambo chopstick disperses the bubbles very fine at a 1bps rate. I've seen wood blocks at the LFS stating the same fine bubble dispersal.

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I don't know what the bbs limits are, but my bambo chopstick disperses the bubbles very fine at a 1bps rate. I've seen wood blocks at the LFS stating the same fine bubble dispersal.
Does the chopstick have a short "service life"? With such a small area it looks like replacing the piece of chopstick every 2 weeks would be necessary. I keep planning to try this, but haven't done so yet.

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I don't know yet. I'll let you know in 3 weeks when it's time to change out the generator culture. I've got lots of chopstick left. I'll just whittle it down enough to fit the tubing and jam it in and trim it off to another 1/4" stub length. That should tell us how long the working life lasts.

Max at my favorite LFS gave me his spare sushi chopsticks when I was discussing the technique and how I was having trouble finding an unused pair. I couldn't find any chopsticks in our local Asian food store. Go figure... Looks like the wife and I will have to go out and have a nice Chinese dinner pretty soon

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I have some neat upaqua in-line diffusers for sale, they're the kind you hook up to the intake line of your canister filter. They work awesome
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i have a fluval one that is made of plastic with a ceramic disc and it works great.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgefarmer/5460969443/

http://www.hagen.com/usa/aquatic/pro...01075480020101

it cost me 13$ and there's no worry of breakage... it isn't as nice looking as the glass ones though.
Are these your tanks on Flickr??????? If so you really have an eye for aquascaping and are also very good with set up and maintenance, they are all beautiful and spotless. BTW the photography is top notch as well, I shoot with Olympus gear what are you using.


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