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C02 Diffusion question.

Ive read often of diffusion through the intake of one's power filter. Ive been fiddling with mine, and I dont see where to stick it, other then taking off the grated tube thing that thats the intake. Dont you need that part? ;x Is that where you stick it? I stuck my normal bubble stone in the filter, to test all this, and i dont see any other wya but to take the grated end off the tube. o.O
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upon closer inspection, bubblestone is too large to be inserted into the tube.
Filter I use is a 'top fin 10' filter. Ive had it for a while ><
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Drill a hole in the syphon strainer big enough to insert the tubing (from your CO2 bottle) into. If you want to keep the airline tight to the filter intake tube (so it isn't as visible) you can use an airline elbow at the end of the CO2 tube then stick the other end of the elbow into the syphon strainer.

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can we use pictures ? =( im mildly confused.
Here. I took a not so good picture of my filter. But, it works for my purposes.

i already opened the end of the grated end and tried to stick the bubblestone inside O_o. It was not sucessfull. ok, how, where do I drill a hole?
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I think you may need to have a bit of a rethink there. I assume that's an aquaclear filter?

If you try and jam any air up into the intake tube you'll make the pump air-lock and possibly burn out the pump motor.

How big is the tank? It might be worth building a reactor to hide in there as well.


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Like drops of fertiliser into the tank, so are the days of our CO2...
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CO2 Diffusion question

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can we use pictures ? =( im mildly confused.
Here. I took a not so good picture of my filter. But, it works for my purposes.

i already opened the end of the grated end and tried to stick the bubblestone inside O_o. It was not sucessfull. ok, how, where do I drill a hole?
I had the same question on the same filter! Okay - there are probably other ways, but someone here suggested this route and it's working great for me until I get a real diffusor.

Just take a twist tie and tie the tubing to the bottom of the intake tube - kinda wind it through the little "slots" around the very bottom. The suction into the filter is enough that when the bubbles come out of the tube, they are pulled right into the filter.

I just checked and I'm at 38ppm CO2...
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So long as your bubble rate is on the slow side (<1bps) then you should be safe from airlocking the filter.

In order to make this worth while, you'll need to maintain the water level in the tank high enough so that the water frow from the filter to the tank has as little turbulance as possible.
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thank you ~! Ive been worrying about how I can diffuse decently, cause I lack space to stick stuff =( So far, with the co2 unit itself, im gonna stick it to the wall of my wall unit via velcro and some support panels >< a reactor at the time is out of the question untill the space issue is solved.
Thank you though, you answered my questions =)
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