Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Charles County, MD
Hagen Ladder vs DIY Chopstick Diffusion Method
I have a 55 gallon aquarium that i recently started up, and this is my first dedicated attempt at keeping one. I just hooked up a pressurized CO2 system (2.5lb cylinder with a Milwaukee 957 regulator) and I have a question about the best method of diffusion between my two available options.
I have a Hagen ladder left over from my previously failed DIY CO2 attempt. In the picture below, you can also see i have an airline with a chopstick bit shoved in it.
I currently have the CO2 running through the Hagen ladder but was wondering if I should switch over to the chopstick airline and just run it directly underneath the canister filter output to aid in dispersion.
I plan on getting either a glass diffuser or an inline diffuser sometime in the near future, but what do you guys think would be the best option in the meantime?