Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Skagit County, Washington State
I imagine you don't want to pop close to $200 for pressurized on a 10 Gal. IMO, I wouldn't use the Carboplus system either. Works, but is messy. So its either Hagen, or a variation of the Haggen with DIY 2 liter 7UP plastic bottle and a Hagen ladder or small turbo reactor. They have the turbo reactors at Aquarium Plants.com. They work well on small tanks. Check out Rex Grigg's site for the Clippard brass check valve if you like quality. Or you can get a cheap plastic check valve, which most likely won't last more than a few years.
Nothing wrong with the Hagen system on a 10 or 15G. They are perfect for that size. HTH bob
I edited this as I realized a ceramic diffusor needs pressurized, I believe.
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