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Question Nano CO2 diffuser

Would this work as a nano co2 diffuser?
I found this in a LFS. It is supposed to oxygenate your tank.


The body is about 1 inch in diameter and about 4 inches tall. It has a rigid air line goes down the side and into the main tube at the base.

Would this work if I put a minijet 404 (I think) on it?

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yeah i dont see why that wouldnt work- The powerhead would better spray the co2 around the tank.

Here's what im going to use in my 10gal.



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How does that one work?

I assume the c02 comes in from the small tube on the left.
But what happens on the other side.
Does a powerhead attach to that some how?
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Mark, looks nice - I know I should not need to ask, but is it ADA or an immitation? (assuming it is real, but did not see any markings)

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I assume the c02 comes in from the small tube on the left.
But what happens on the other side.
Does a powerhead attach to that some how?
No need for a powerhead with this. The white disk you see in the diffuser, turns the co2 into a fine mist. you can put a powerhead near it to blow the bubbles around the tank if you wish.

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jgc Mark, looks nice - I know I should not need to ask, but is it ADA or an immitation? (assuming it is real, but did not see any markings)
Hey jgc, its an imitation. I actually got it at aquaforest in san francisco. If you like it and want one, pm me. I can pick one for you. I,m going to be there next weekend.


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Thanks for the offer. I am trying to decide on a new diffuser for my 58 gallon tank. Probably will end up with an eheim - not the prettest - but has good reviews. Other options I was considering is the immitation from Aquabuys and the immitation from Dr Foster & Smith - not sure if it is the same as yours or not.

Do you think it would scale up to a 58 gallon tank - or is that just way too much flow for it. Am using a ladder at the moment - but having co2 difficiency issues (err, I think - really need to get some test kits and find out my paramiters for sure).

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I't a off brand

I don't remember what brand it was but I never heard the name before.

Yes the co2 comes in from the small tube on the left, but there is no difusser. It is just a tube about 5 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter. and the small tube just comes in from a small hole at the bottom of the larger tube.
You put a small powerhead blowing down from the top.
With a small power head on a slow flow, I hope it wouldn't blow the bubbles right out.
I'll probably get it the next time I am in there, as it was only $4.

Also it seems to be very difficult to find very small grain natural gravel in the New Orleans area. I've been trying to find something to tone down the red of the flourite. I can find small but but nothing the same size as the flourite, everything is the size of peas or larger.

I'm actually considering putting the flourite as a base and sand on top. But I prefer the look of the small gravel. With a 5g tank I think it helps fool the eye into thinking it's bigger that it really is.
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yeah i dont see why that wouldnt work- The powerhead would better spray the co2 around the tank.

Here's what im going to use in my 10gal.


Is this the CO2 Atominizer?

I wouldn't call glass diffusers as imitations. -_-
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Guess I came off wrong, sorry. I am planning on getting a sintered glass diffuser - just not sure which one. What I ment by imatation was not the diffuser, but ones that look a whole lot like ADA glass diffusers.

Mark's does look very nice. Not to mention that I think AquaForest sells ADA.

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Do you think it would scale up to a 58 gallon tank - or is that just way too much flow for it.
I called Aqua Forest. There prices were far more fair on that diffuser than I had feared, but unfortunately it would not scale well for my tank (they suggested running 2 - spaced appart in my tank) The also recommended a "higher quality" larger one (equally outside my current budget). Oh well, maybe after my next round of bonuses. For now will just pick up an eheim.

I would be in trouble if they were a local shop - or even just in Texas.

Again, thanks for the offer - it was very nice act of kindness, and very tempting.

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I;ve used the eheim on my 55gal tank and worked well. for a heavly planted tank i was running about 3-4 bps.


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I have two of these on a tiny nanao tank, they are the best option for ther $.

Very nice and much better made than the Haro, or the DRS F&S thing.

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I called Aqua Forest. There prices were far more fair on that diffuser than I had feared, but unfortunately it would not scale well for my tank (they suggested running 2 - spaced appart in my tank) The also recommended a "higher quality" larger one (equally outside my current budget). Oh well, maybe after my next round of bonuses. For now will just pick up an eheim.

I would be in trouble if they were a local shop - or even just in Texas.

Again, thanks for the offer - it was very nice act of kindness, and very tempting.

how big is your nano? the one marc has is a good size for a 10...why would you need 2 of them? its pretty small....
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Sorry, I browse multiple boards. I technically have 2 one gallon nano's at the moment, a 10 gallon, and a 58 gallon tank. Aqua Forest said that diffuser would work up to 30 gallons. Currently I am in the market for a diffuser for the 58 - hence 2.

Eventually, I want to retire the 10 for a cube. If I pressurise the cube, I am sure that diffuser would be great. The 10 is low tech moss/shrimp tank at the moment, but I will probably be adding tech to it as I have time and funds (installed a mattenfilter tonight, will work on a ondo hood after I finish the stand). Orignally wanted an 8 gallon cube, but it will probably grow before I build it. The stand (which is under construction) is scaled to hold a 30 gallon aquarium - but a smaller cube would work on it as well.

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