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Coralife Limewood diffuser switch over.....

Picked up 2 last week after wanting to try for a while to see how well it works but was too lazy to make the switch over. After reading the this [thread I decided to switch over this morning.

Here are some pic's taken of the diffuser with a Rhinox suction cup....'thx for the suction cup idea jaidexl'






Here is a pic of the Rhinox taken yesterday. Bubble production is low after the as it is that time when it it needs to be refreshed...

So I had made a fresh bottle of DIY brew to add on this morning but before I added it on I wanted to see the difference the pressure had on the bubble production on my 2 week old Diy mix.....DC is now Teal 'ish color not the lime green I try to maintain




Ok so a fresh bottle was made but before I added it on I wanted to see the performance of the CF Limewood diffuser and the difference the restriction had on bubble production.......



Wow! as you can see it went up by at least 80% from what is was before making the switch and maintaining! From the looks of it it seems I have maybe another 1 ~ 2 weeks of production left....sweet!

Definitely the way to go with DIY and happy I made the switch!

I added the second bottle on because I didn't want to waste the brew so I'll definitely have to increase surface agitation using more flow from the HOB filter.


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Coincidentally, I was reading about this last night. Go to this link

http://www.barrreport.com/general-pl...light=limewood

where Tom Barr talks about sanding them when they are dry to prolong use.
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I guess tom has already answered the question in the other thread about prolonging the lifespan of the wood.

Nice link !!


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Have you had any problems with larger bubbles coming out of the screw hole? That is a great idea and I'd like to implement it but wonder if the CO2 would choose the path of least resistance and escape in large quantities through that hole...
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Have you had any problems with larger bubbles coming out of the screw hole? That is a great idea and I'd like to implement it but wonder if the CO2 would choose the path of least resistance and escape in large quantities through that hole...[
The Limewood does not have the anything close to the resistance of a glass diffuser so it will always exit the wood where it supposed to because of this lack of resistance. Even if it had such a resistance the way I did it would have prevented it I'm sure.

I drilled a smaller hole and used a 8/32 x " machine screw because of its the fine tread so while I was screwing it in it gave me quite a fair amount of resistance as I was making the treads. The finished setup had no bubbles passing by the treads, the 8/32 screw head size is the perfect fit for the Rhinox suction cup and sits in tight with no wiggle at all. Go for it!


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