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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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UGF powered by CO2

I have a little nano tank that is too small to house a filter 6"x6"x6". I was thinking of making a tiny little under gravel filter powered by either DIY or pressurized CO2 instead of being powered by O2. Has anyone tried this? Is it a bad idea?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 11:21 PM
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I don't see this giving you enough filtering or enough CO2. The low bubble rate would keep the filter from being effective, and the lack of a method for keeping the CO2 bubbles in contact with water longer would keep the CO2 ppm low. But, it wouldn't be difficult to try it, just to be sure.

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You have some good points. It seems almost pointless now that you put it like that. LOL.


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+1 hoppy

sorry to disappoint


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I doubt it would provide enough power unless you were injecting 20+ bps.
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