Quick diffuser question - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
Quick diffuser question

Will co2 led directly to a power filter impeller be less efficiant that an internal reactor? Or it dosn't matter?
Squared is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 03:49 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
EntoCraig's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squared View Post
Will co2 led directly to a power filter impeller be less efficiant that an internal reactor? Or it dosn't matter?
There is a difference in efficiency in all diffusion methods, but I have used several methods and one hasn't ever been far superior to another. I'm sure one is more effective, but doubt you will notice anything major.
EntoCraig is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
I'm just afraid I'll lose some co2 as the water from the filter falls in the tank vs. a reactor being in the water.
Squared is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
but putting it in the filter will look nice and be easier...
Squared is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 03:59 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
EntoCraig's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squared View Post
I'm just afraid I'll lose some co2 as the water from the filter falls in the tank vs. a reactor being in the water.
Are you using DIY or a pressurized system? What size is the tank?
EntoCraig is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
I don't have CO2 yet, but I am going to use DIY yeast in a 29g tank with 2x T5HO.
Squared is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
hbosman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Leesburg Virginia
Posts: 1,728
It sounds like you are using a Hang on back filter like an Aquar Clear or Whisper. There would be some lose of CO2 if injected into the filter. But, it has been done before so you might still get some benefit. Just make sure your lighting isn't too intense or you might have algae problems.

I just noticed your post indicating 2xT5HO. That is probably too much light for yeast based CO2. You might see if you can run that light with one bulb. Usually not but, it's worth a try.
hbosman is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
People here said my lighting is high, so I guess I will go with a DIY reactor. I also need to turn off the injection process at night, and a DIY reactor will be easier to do this with.
Squared is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:27 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
EntoCraig's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squared View Post
People here said my lighting is high, so I guess I will go with a DIY reactor. I also need to turn off the injection process at night, and a DIY reactor will be easier to do this with.
I plug my Co2 output hose directly into this in my 29G tank:

http://www.petco.com/product/13796/H...er-Filter.aspx

Its cheap and works great and adds additional flow inside.

I HIGHLY recommend it. Works like a charm!
EntoCraig is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
thanks. But I think I will go with the DIY reactor with the chamber, so I can count the bubbles, unless I can make a bubble counter.
Squared is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
EntoCraig's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squared View Post
thanks. But I think I will go with the DIY reactor with the chamber, so I can count the bubbles, unless I can make a bubble counter.
With DIY Co2 you really should have a second bottle that acts as the bubble counter (2)



This will prevent the yeast mixture from bing siphoned into your tank!
EntoCraig is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
I remeber I made plans for this a while ago, and I completely forgot about that method. But I also found this:
http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=21661
Squared is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
EntoCraig's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squared View Post
I remeber I made plans for this a while ago, and I completely forgot about that method. But I also found this:
http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=21661
That would work also, you just need to make sure that there is enough 'liquid' weight on the other end so that none of it gets siphoned into your tank.
EntoCraig is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: .
Posts: 44
Ok. And when this says it comes with venturi and control valve, does that mean you can put an airline tube in it?http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=8164
I wanto order from hear mostly for there inexpensive co2 test kit and reef test kit.
Squared is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 05:17 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
EntoCraig's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squared View Post
Ok. And when this says it comes with venturi and control valve, does that mean you can put an airline tube in it?http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=8164
I wanto order from hear mostly for there inexpensive co2 test kit and reef test kit.
It donest look like it does.
EntoCraig is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome