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Question Diffuser for 10 gallon?

I am making a DIY CO2 system and I was looking for a good diffuser, I found this. Would you recommend this? Or is there a better alternative?
http://www.aquariumplants.com/Aqua_M..._p/am73015.htm
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You can probably find similar products for a lesser price on eBay.

However, be aware that some of the glass diffusers with ceramic discs do not really work with DIY CO2.

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What would be a good diffuser for a DIY then?
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Well, the glass diffusers with the ceramic discs do work, but you just have to be careful that you ensure that the one you purchase will work with DIY CO2 (some do, some don't).

They are particularly good for a nano aquarium because they are small and unobtrusive.

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I have used both GLA's nano diffuser and an ebay ceramic diffuser with a DIY set up and both have worked fine. Though, I did have two 2L bottles hooked up to them to get higher pressure.
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I have used both GLA's nano diffuser and an ebay ceramic diffuser with a DIY set up and both have worked fine. Though, I did have two 2L bottles hooked up to them to get higher pressure.

For a 10 gallon?
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the nano co2 diffuser on ebay works for the 2L DIY yeast bottle. I used it before I went pressurized CO2.
they cost about 7 bucks shipped.
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the only reason a glass diffuser will not work with DIY is if you have a gas leak.

it's basic physics.

the gas has to go somewhere. yeasts don't stop fermentation because they sense a glass diffuser down the line.
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Im not saying this WILL happen.

But... from what i understand the reason some glass diffusers are not recommended for diy Co2 is because of the pressure build up. "Potentially" your bottle or seals wouldnt be able to handle the pressure it takes to push the co2 into such a fine mist. Also with DIY overtime youll have some gunk build up which could possibly clog the diffuser.

Im always a lil leary about DIY co2. simply because if you plug that line somethings gotta fail. Either the tubing, seals or... the bottle!!!

Probably would never happen but..... just sayin.

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my glass diffuser from "aquaticmagic" eBay vendor arrived yesterday. it is working great with my DIY CO2 in my 10g, here are a couple pix. btw, i have a separate bubble counter bottle to collect any potential muck from the yeast/brown sugar mixture.



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