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Difffuser under Intake

So I'm in the process of finding a more effective way to get Co2 diffused into my tank. Eventually, I will be getting an inline diffuser probably an atomic.

For the time being does anyone think that placing my diffuser under my filter intake will help diffusion. I was thinking that the extended time in water and the impeller action will help.

Now I have read that it may damage my canister over time but this will only be temporary. Im running maybe 3-4BPS currently on a 10Gallon with Rhinox diffuser(50/50 on ultra fine and larger bubbles). High light.

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Why aren't you just putting it under the return/spraybar?
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Why aren't you just putting it under the return/spraybar?
Thats where it currently is. With the high BPS it looks like a can of soda water.

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Thats where it currently is. With the high BPS it looks like a can of soda water.
On a 10G? Seems excessive. They use ceramic diffusers on 4-5 ft tanks and it works great.
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On a 10G? Seems excessive. They use ceramic diffusers on 4-5 ft tanks and it works great.
I agree it is seems that way. Drop checker stays between lime green, sometimes yellowish.
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I would say between moderate to heavily planted. Live stock never looks stressed. My bubbles get dispersed throughout tank. I'm at a loss.

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Well the efficiency would be related to how well the return moves it around before reaching surface. Do you have the diffuser near the bottom of the tank? Which Rhinox is it?
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Rhinos nano. Apps 1/2" diamater. Stem is actually slightly buried into substrate. Return catches bubbles moves down opposite wall, across both , about 1/2 way across bubbles start returning to top. This pic is late afternoon in the starting Co2 about a month or 2 ago with 2BPS, note the DC dark green and almost no drop in Ph. Since then much higher BPS tank looks like soda now.

P.s Thanks for helping trouble shoot

Bump: As a side note. With a darker green DC I get bad algae, so I run it high which helps and my fauna look and act fine pushing it this high
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