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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Diy co2 and glass ceramic diffuser

I bought two weeks ago a glass nano co2 diffuser.For the first 2 days it was working really good but it stopped the third day.I used it with a 0.5 litre bottle diy co2
Now...after two weeks I want to use it again but I don't know how in order to make it work.
What should I do?
Thank you in advance for your answers....
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 04:09 PM
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There is probably not enough pressure. Have you tried increasing your DIY mixture?
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Any leaks?

Sometimes the high pressure required to make a ceramic diffuser work may cause leaks in the system somewhere.
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How can i increase the pressure?
By adding more yeast ,more sugar or both?
Is there any way to "clean" the diffuser?
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Try soaking it in Excel and washing it out. A diluted bleach solution also works...hydrogen peroxide too. It's probably not because it's dirty. Three days won't make it that dirty.

Pressure doesn't usually drop that quickly either...
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So...what do you advice me to do?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 07:18 PM
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use a chopstick or lime wood diffuser. they dont require as much pressure to work.
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chopstick???
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 07:53 PM
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Cut a piece of cheap disposable chopstick about an inch long. Shove it into the end of your CO2 line. You'll have to use an airline holder or weight to keep it down. The gas diffuses through the wood grain and makes fine bubbles. Limewood air stones (usually used in saltwater tanks) work as well but cheapie chopsticks are cheaper. ;-) When you notice fewer bubbles off a fresh CO2 bottle cut off the end of the airline with the old wood and shove another piece of 'fresh' chopstick in.

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use a chopstick or lime wood diffuser. they dont require as much pressure to work.
Could a regular diffuse be used instead of a lime wood diffuser?
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you can use the bubble stones to but the chopstick works best at getting small bubbles.
and there free and one end is tapered so the hose goes on easy.
just ask for them everytime you get oriental food.
i quit using the glass diffusers after i broke a few.
ive had a few diffusers work great for years but chopstick is the free way to go!

any wood diffuser should work fine.
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