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Pump for cleaning nano glass diffuser

So yesterday as I was cleaning my tanks, i tried to find a way to clean the bleach, and rinse out the glass diffuser easier. I siliconed one end of an airline tube, and made a pin-hole to put a "ball pump" into. I the silicone wasn't cured so I couldn't try it. Today I put closed off the other end with my finger, and I couldn't pump... it holds the pressure! Next time I have to clean the diffuser, I'll let everyone know if it is successful or not.



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what is the point of this. have you ever heard of an airpump?

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An air pump, like the ones used in aquariums... they can't handle the pressure needed to produce bubbles in a diffuser. And I don't want to go to a gas station to used compressed air.

I used it today... wow! So many bubbles, and it cleaned all the co2 slime and other dirt on the disk. I didn't even need to soak it! If you want a fast clean this is the way to go. I'll still have to soak it in bleach every so often to kill off all the crap living in it, but for water changes this works great.



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An air pump, like the ones used in aquariums... they can't handle the pressure needed to produce bubbles in a diffuser.
They don't need to produce bubbles to clean out the bleach-water. They just need to be able to push the water through, which they do just fine.

For quick cleans with water changes, fill the diffuser top with Excel. Much faster and simpler.
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Air pumps work fine. All you need to do is hook them up, start them, and then I turn the diffuser upside down and you're set.
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