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DIY diffuser

What us the best way to make a solid diffuser?? I have a glass/ceramic on order. I am running like 1 bps on a five gallon so it does not have to be too efficient or it'll be overpowering. I'm using a bamboo skewer but its pores are way too huge.
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Did you cut the bamboo at an angle? If you don't get small bubbles, cut it again until it's a fine mist. It's basically trial and error.
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Okay so just keep cutting it until it is small enough?
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You can make a bell diffuser just for the time being until your ceramic diffuser arrives.


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I have used BBQ skewers. I find that they work best if you cut them right at the base of the tubing, maybe pushed in 1/2-3/4 of an inch. I broke a glass diffuser recently and tried a cigarette filter. It's actually working pretty well. Strangely, it didn't work all that well at first but after a week or so, it actually became more efficient. Both methods work about as well as glass, I still prefer glass but they work better than one would think, at least on small tanks.

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I have used BBQ skewers. I find that they work best if you cut them right at the base of the tubing, maybe pushed in 1/2-3/4 of an inch. I broke a glass diffuser recently and tried a cigarette filter. It's actually working pretty well. Strangely, it didn't work all that well at first but after a week or so, it actually became more efficient. Both methods work about as well as glass, I still prefer glass but they work better than one would think, at least on small tanks.
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