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A starting CO2

I just made a DIY CO2 with a gas separator and diffuser, I was wondering how long does it take for the pressure to build? Because im getting no bubbles in the diffuser at the moment.

The gas separator is getting 1-5 bubbles a min.
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nvm its working is there a way to delete the thread?
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When you use a seperator, it takes longer, but you know that now.. ROCK ON!

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Ok now it started working but I have another problem with the diffuser, theres like an airhole in the top that I cant seal and semi big bubbles are escaping, is this a problem?
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yes, get a new one. I have one like this:

You can have for $20 shipped.

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ok i tied some string to keep it shut it seems like its making it tighter, but now 1-5 bubbles are forming per min, hopefully its tring to build up pressure again.
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arg i spent 35 bucks on the diffuser and I guess i have to buy a new one, I wonder if they will take it back and give me my money back if its used.
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sorry about all the questions, but i finally got it to work. Now its going through the diffuser plate and micro bubbles are spreading all over the tank, is this what is suppose to happen?
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