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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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CO2 and Sponge filter

So I've been meaning to try a DIY CO2 yeast system. I've noticed that many people are using HOB or canister filters => less surface agitation so that the CO2 can stay in the water longer.
My concern is that I'm using a sponge filter, but I would like to try out the DIY yeast system. The sponge filter will be causing a lot of surface agitation, which will bring CO2 out of solution and completely defeat the purpose.
Has anyone tried this? Anyone have suggestions?
Tank is 24x12.25x12.75 (16.6 gallon, it's odd...I know) I have 2-18" 15WT8 bulbs (Floraglo and Aquaglo)
Inhabitants are 15 CBS, TOO many RCS (100+), 2 cories, 7 otos
Plants are Rotala rotundfolia, Anubias nana, Hemianthus micranthemoides, peacock moss, and Hygrophila difformis, and a banana plant
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 05:26 PM
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You could power your sponge filter with a little powerhead => no surface agitation.


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I use the Hagen Mini Elite. I bought it at Petsmart for $8.99

It's a little powerhead with a filter attached.

http://www.petco.com/product/13796/H...er-Filter.aspx

Remove the Venturi tube. Put a small hole in the bottom where the water comes in. Stick the CO2 line in there. Then put the sponge over the output. This allow the CO2 to disperse in small bubbles and through the sponge. Any bubbles that get stuck in the sponge dissolve into the water.
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