DIY CO2 and diffusers - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-10-2016, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
GrampsGrunge's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Diatom Alley, Lakeside, OR
Posts: 1,348
DIY CO2 and diffusers

I just one tank on CO2 now and it's a 1.3 liter bottle for the yeast/sugar reactor the colume is pretty low, but I've found that my previous ways to disperse the CO2 aren't very effective.

I've tried bell-jars and in the past a mini counterflow reactor on the outflow pipe of an old power filter.

What I've tried with my present system is running the CO2 into the impeller chamber of the AquaClear filter, the problem with it is it doesn't disperse all the CO2 fully and a lot of bubbles collect under the filter media and 'burp' through, bringing a bit of bacteria slime with them into the tank. It makes a mess.

I'm presently doing the equivalent of the chopstick diffuser but using shish-kabob skewers which have finer pores through them, and placing the end under the over/outflow of the filter. This seems to be somewhat more satisfactory, but I'm finding I get about 2 weeks life on the skewers before they clog and get a coat of white slime on their outside.

I guess this is to be expected? It's easy enough to make new ones and replace them.

Starting small, keeping it simple..(?)
250 gallon stock tank, "pond"
20 gallon H CBS Shrimp tank

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
GrampsGrunge is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome