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CO2 into inlet of 2213

I have seen hobbyist injecting co2 directly into eheim canister inlet for diffusing it completely and are using since years. i have eheim 2213 for my 25gallon, can i do that? any suggestions?
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I'm doing that for my EHEIM ECCO 2233 in my 46 gallon. I was wondering how to do that earlier too and managed to find a spare part from one of my unused hang-on filter as a 'cap' to capture the CO2 bubble and redirecting them into the inlet.

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I did exactly this with a 2213 and a 2217 for many years before diffusers made it to the states. Nothing fancy required - just run the tubing directly into the inlet strainer. You could drill a tiny hole and glue in a plastic airline elbow if you want it to look nice and stay secure. Then zip tie the tubing to the inlet tube and you're done!
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iv heard people saying that it spoils the propeller....... so was worried. how long did ur 2213work?
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I do this on my fx5, I just run the co2 tubing into the filter intake. Ive had it setup like this for the past year wtihout any issues.
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iv heard people saying that it spoils the propeller....... so was worried. how long did ur 2213work?
I've heard people say the yetti is real, too.... But I've never seen him either. I can't find anyone that can show me an actual example of this so I'll assume it is like the rest of this "people say" crap.

The only real downside is it "can" be noisy and it "can" be less efficient. The other danger is that if you injected so much co2 that it didn't dissolve over time it would fill the canister causing airlock and pump burn out. Simple solution: don't do that.
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i dont like the look of a reactor...... diffusers too....
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i dont like the look of a reactor...... diffusers too....
the reactor goes under the tank in the stand out of sight, and the atomizer linked in a previous post goes inline with your filter again outside the tank so you can put it behind the tank on below in the stand.
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iv heard people saying that it spoils the propeller....... so was worried. how long did ur 2213work?
I ran a 2213 like this for probably 6 years, and the 2217 around 5. All with stock impellers at high CO2 levels. Impellers looked like new. Eheims (atleast the German built ones) are like tanks.

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Im planning on doing this method of diffusing once i get my co2 running. I'm glad to hear success stories! Looking at the filter media its hard to believe much gas would make it all the way to the pump before diffusing completely.
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