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DIY CO2: Airstone or Diffuser?

Right now I'm just running an ordinary airstone for my co2.

My question is, is a diffuser worth getting? Will it make a big enough difference to replace the airstone I'm using right now?

My only concern is that the diy co2 won't be strong enough to push through the diffuser and if so will it clog up easily since diy yeast co2 is considered dirty co2?

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There is a thread I saw last night that says DIY has enough pressure to go through the ceramic. Quick google search will show you the thread.
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Yes, DIY CO2 can produce enough to push through ceramic diffusers (I have one running right now), and if you have a dual-bottle setup (the bottle of yeast is connected to an empty bottle which is connected to the diffuser) then it won't gunk up the diffuser.

You can also use a limewood airstone if you don't have a ceramic diffuser, I have one of each, and both work just as well.


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