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DIY Co2 connected to airstone?

guys can the pressure of a DIY c02 be able to produce small bubbles in an airstone?

i have used a plastic as a diffuser but then it looked so unnatural so i would want to change it. atleast the airstone can easily be covered anywhere in the tank right?
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No problem there. I've done it in a 55. One thing is that you want the bubble as small as possible. That is why they use special diffusers. If you bury an air stone, you will get larger bubbles that will have a harder time dissolving completely.

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but diffusers like the ladder and the ceramic ones are all supposed to be connected only with a co2 tank right and not with a DIY (or so i was told )

what airstone can i possibly use? can i even use the wooden one which is usually used in saltwater aquariums?
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You can use a limewood diffuser with DIY CO2. You can, in fact, use any method of diffusing the CO2 from a DIY system as long at it does not suck on the CO2 line, and does not shut off the CO2 flow, allowing the pressure to build up. Some ceramic disc diffusers take quite a bit of pressure before they allow any flow thru them, so they can't be used, but others work ok.

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hey hoppy what does limewod diffuser look like and what company releases them? is it the airstone which is made of wood used in marine aquariums?
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hey guys just to share with you i connected a wooden aristone just today and i saw that the bubbles are mighty fine
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but diffusers like the ladder and the ceramic ones are all supposed to be connected only with a co2 tank right and not with a DIY (or so i was told )

what airstone can i possibly use? can i even use the wooden one which is usually used in saltwater aquariums?
If by "ladder" you mean something like the Hagen ladder, it is used on their system which is just basically a glorified diy.

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I think Limewood needs to be replaced every 3 or 4 weeks. You can use limewood if you dont mind changing it out all the time. I hear alot of good things about the bubble ladder. I just ordered one myself.
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limewood stones are pretty super awesome, but yeah, they seem to go bad often.

oh yeah, and it looks like a big chunk of wood...
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i believe we are talking about the same thing the wooden aristone heheeh.

my problem is that i dont think it would be cheap for me to order ladders since im located in philippines.
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