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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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My collection of DIY co2 diffuser and reactors

Here are some links I've found online through days of search. Some of them you already know, others may be new to you:

Best reference to Co2, hands down!

Ultimate DIY No leak, no silicone require!
No silicone require

Co2 Mesh Bell

Different techniques (no pictures)
^ Basically contains method to diffuse co2 such as cigarette head filter and bamboo chopsticks.

Straw Diffuser

Heinz ketchup bottle

Gomer's Reactor

Easier reactor method by Rex

External Inline Co2 Reactor

Different types of generators (animation)

Co2 Recipe:
Nyberg's Yeast Method

Jello Method by Tommyboy
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Great collection - I have bookmarked this thread.

58 gallon oceanic, Kessel 360 tun sun, pressurized co2, eheim pimp #179 - 2217 and diffuser
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A few comments.

The first link has several items I will dispute. Silicone tubing is about the worst choice one can use in a CO2 system.

Soda bottles SUCK. They are unstable and hard to fill. Much better is a 2l juice bottle. Much more stable, and has a wider mouth and is easier to fill.

The picture of a soda bottle with a 16 ounce gas separator attached to it is funny. There is no way that contraption would be stable unless it was glued to the table.

Addressing both the first link and second link. The easiest and cheapest way to get a gas tight seal in a bottle cap is to simply drill a hole in the cap smaller than the OD of the tubing. Then cut the tubing at an angle and pull it though with pliers.
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Nice collection, jbn.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 02:51 PM
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Great resource. Any chance this could be stickied?
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