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Talking co2 bubbles to filter inlet bad for filter?

I recently relocated my co2 diffuser right under my eheim filter inlet. Three days later, I noticed my filter seemed louder than usual. So I unpluged it and pluged it back in. Seems like it made it quieter.

Can injecting the co2 bubbles into the filter inlet be a bad thing for the filter? Would it damage the filter in the long run?

Also why use a co2 reactor when I can just inject the bubbles into the filter inlet. Shouldn't the filter do a good job of mixing the co2 as a reactor?

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yes, but if i'm not mistaken, all that air will make your impeller screaming hot and burn up your filter.

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Thats what I thought. I just relocated the diffuser back to its original location. hope I didn't damage the filter =(


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did you open it up and check around the impellar? if it looks worn, i would replace it. a customer of mine's filter leaked one time and his impellar burnt up and melted all of the surrounding plastic because it ran dry. i'm assuming that eventually that would happen from injecting ari.

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Oh come on, you can't just post that co2 will make your impeller "screaming hot" without providing some kind of reason.

Of course any aquarium pump shouldn't be run dry, so enough co2 could potentially displace the water and cause this situation. But otherwise I don't see why it'd be a problem.
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andrewwl, enough CO2 in the impeller can do a couple things. 1 Pitting 2 run dry.

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Oh come on, you can't just post that co2 will make your impeller "screaming hot" without providing some kind of reason.

Of course any aquarium pump shouldn't be run dry, so enough co2 could potentially displace the water and cause this situation. But otherwise I don't see why it'd be a problem.
i wasn't implying that i was right. i included the "if i'm not mistaken" for a reason. and i also gave an experience. my suggestion was take it or leave it.

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i wasn't implying that i was right. i included the "if i'm not mistaken" for a reason. and i also gave an experience. my suggestion was take it or leave it.
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I would not use a canister filter as a reactor,it's cheap enough to make a reactor out of PVC ,why take a chance ,unless it's an old filter (with the impeller on the bottom to avoid airlock ) and you don't care if you destroy it!!!
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Does this thread apply to the CO2 mist a glass diffuser makes?

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Does this thread apply to the CO2 mist a glass diffuser makes?
Yes, I put the diffuser right below the filter inlet. So any co2 that was going in were tiny bubbles from the diffuser.

every hour or so I would hear a gurgle from the filter and a burst of bubbles would spray out of the filter outlet. I was worried that this was maybe damaging the filter in some way.

to be safe (since eheim cost me a pretty penny) I moved the diffuser away from the filter.

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