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Another twist on co2 diffusion

So, feeding my co2 currently into my return pump, does a good job of chopping bubbles and making a mist all over the tank... The mist doesn't bother me, until I get close to the tank lol.

So here is my thought, came to me thinking about the spiral uv light from aquatraders. Ding diy lightbulb clicked.

Thought, take a 250gph power head, feed the co2 into intake, then attach a silicone hose to the output and coil it around (x) object and mount horizontally, bubbles will collect in the top of the loops until dissolved or push through, should give good a diffusion and be very simple. Without the large reactor.

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Interesting idea. Give it a try.

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For builds without sumps that would require a powerhead in the tank.

The dissolution, if any, will depend on hose length, diameter, number of loops, gph, working pressure/rate. Too many variables for what gain?

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For builds without sumps that would require a powerhead in the tank.

The dissolution, if any, will depend on hose length, diameter, number of loops, gph, working pressure/rate. Too many variables for what gain?

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Yes I said I would be using a power head, hose diameter won't be to large, but thinking quite a few loops!!

I will give it a try here soon and report back results... Hopefully

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the mist in the tank actualyl provides a faster response time than a reactor.

small bubbles, large amount of water = lots of surface area. more diffusion

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the mist in the tank actualyl provides a faster response time than a reactor.

small bubbles, large amount of water = lots of surface area. more diffusion
Have heard this before, has it actually been proven? Makes sense really, however, I just am not liking the bubbles lol

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