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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Diffuser for CO2 DIY ?

Anyway I have just completed making the co2 diy apparatus - 1.89L bottle, a smaller bottle for bubble counter, check valves.

So now, Im stuck at the diffuser. I want to DIY the diffuser as well... and prefer those that generates tiny bubbles. I went to LFS and bought the airstone. But when i tried to blow through it (just to see the bubbles), the bubbles are pretty darn big, which dissapoints me.

Can you share what items do you use for diffusing CO2 (DIY type).

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You can also feed the output for the CO2 into a powerhead or filter's inlet and it will diffuse the stuff fairly well. It can be a bit noisy though, depending on your setup and tolerance of periodic strange sounds.
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Ok, I tried a few suggested in the internet.

1. pantyhose - bubble too big.
2. airstone - bubble too big
3. plug at the end and pierce small holes on the hose. - bubble still big.

Finally I found one thing that works to produce smaller bubbles - coral chips!
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