DIY CO2 Diffuser, need some advice. - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DC
Posts: 17
DIY CO2 Diffuser, need some advice.


I have a small decorative volcano that looks something like this.

I was thinking of trying to turn it into a diffuser. I am thinking of placing a ceramic disk in the center of the volcano and let the pressure from the gas push itself through the disk.

I've tried putting some matting into the hole, but the bubbles came out less frequently and a larger size.

So, I've seen the glass diffusers, but I am uncertain about how much CO2 pressure is actually forcing the gas through the stone. If the stone requires a large amount of pressure, then maybe there is a different material I could try.

Any ideas?

Dendryte is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 04:01 PM
Algae Grower
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 19
You could try hiding a nano ceramic diffuser in there, they're not very big. Adding an led inside the volcano to light up the bubbles will be pretty cool too. They sell submersible leds at Michael's (an arts and crafts store).
ObjectAgnosia 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