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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Best in-line-diffused-reactor ever made

Can not get the magic diffuser or in-line reactor in LFS, I decided to (or had to) make one myself.
Go through this post you will agree with me why I dare to claim it's the best in-line-diffused-reactor ever been made by human beings.

I don't like a common diffuser 1)it's in tank 2) green algae will occupy the dispenser surface 3)CO2 bubble can not reach to each corner of the tank
I don't like a reactor, it will 1)slow down water flow 2) will get dirty and difficult to maintain

Now, I combine them.

1)Buy a ANS Nano Diffuser. It's the smallest in diameter of ANS series.





2) Buy a T connector fits the nano diffuser size.





3) Use hot glue gun to assemble the two. Remember to clean both of the joint surface and squeeze the glue on both side. To insert the diffuser in before the glue frozen. Two plastic straps are prevent any accident disconnection event only.





4) You need metal clips to tighten up the connection. S$1.0/Pcs.
Note: To set the diffused-reactor horizontally to avoid air strap.
Here we come to the final:

Remember: to use hard (black) co2 line. Don't use the silicon type one since it result high ratio of CO2 loss.




5) To adjust your outlet, you will be awarded a tank with misty bulbs in full.
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Pretty much the same thing...Your DIY skills impress me.

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How will you clean the ceramic disc in that assembly? Surely it will need periodic cleaning.

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Pretty much the same thing...Your DIY skills impress me.

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Thanks your points!

That's why I make my own one. It's unavailable in Singapore local fish shop.
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How will you clean the ceramic disc in that assembly? Surely it will need periodic cleaning.
Hi, Hobby,
The kit is not exposed to the tank light, no algae issue.

I will make a new one if it fail to work----means no CO2 out.
It can be done less than 10 mins and cost is less than $5.
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Don't know why my reply to Capsaicin_MFK can not be displayed.

Thanks Capsaicin_MFK, your point is appreciated!

That's why I have to make it myself----It's unavailable in local shop in Singapore.
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I like it!

Some ideas:

I know for the diffuser Capsaicin posted, running CO2 continuously keeps water from ever backing up into the diffuser, which greatly reduces mineral/bacterial clogging. This will probably work for yours as well.

Alternating soaks in H2O2, then vinegar, may successfully clean the diffuser should it get clogged.

If you used low-temp hot glue, it's melting point is probably well under the melting point of the plastic and other materials. You might be able to disassemble this by putting it in the oven just above the melting point of the glue.
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Excellent idea!
I just have a similar diffuser from a 2-pack bought on [Ebay Link Removed] The advantage of this DIY is the flexibility in moving to a different hose size.

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I know for the diffuser Capsaicin posted, running CO2 continuously keeps water from ever backing up into the diffuser,
Do you suggest to run CO2 24/7 ?
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Interesting, except one thing: I don't see any flow reduction at all with my reactor and there doesn't seem to be any cleaning requirement at all.



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Some time ago I looked up every user review I could find of that reactor, and the other one similar to it. In general it seemed like it was the people who ran their CO2 continuously who had the best luck with it not clogging.
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