Newbie to Planted Tanks here
Hey guys and gals,
As the title says, I am a 'newbie' when it comes to planted tanks but I've been in the hobby for 7-8 years. I've kept mostly African Cichlids so never got a chance to give a planted tank a try until now.
I decided to start out small with a 15 gallon. I also made a DIY CO2 out of a 2L pop bottle as seen everywhere on the internet. My question is about diffusion methods. Currently I have the CO2 outputing into an airstone, and the airstone is positioned right underneath my AC intake. So all the little CO2 bubbles coming from the airstone get sucked up the intake and get 'chopped' up even more. Is this an efficient method of diffusion?
I have read that its not 100% efficient because I will lose some of the CO2 gas to the atmosphere when the AC filter aggitates the surface water. I'm not looking for 100% efficiency here, just want to know if this will work, or if I'm wasting my time. What are your thoughts and experiences?