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Are the ADA glass diffusers any good?

Going to switch to one of the 40mm "beetles" from ADG, taking out my Red Sea 500 reactor.
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Unless you've already bought it or have your heart set on the overpriced ADA one, get a rhinox one from aquaticmagic instead. It's the same thing.
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I have both and feel that the Rhinox is every bit as good and the same design. Just 4-5x less $$.
Now if AM would sell faux ADA soil:-)

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I just got 2 Rhinox 5000. I can't wait to install them. I used a reactor since March, so it will be interesting to change nothing else and see what type of changes I see.
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For a 90 gal, just get the 2000(20mm), that's plenty.

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5000's are for 150-300 gallon sized tanks when used in pairs.

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To answer your original question and make no other suggestions, the ADA diffusers are great.


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Thanks Mike appreciate it. I want the real deal - no more, "it's just like it stuff" It's not I am sure, you also pay for the excellent customer service too.
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You can never go wrong buying for ADG.

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Just curious - Tom or anyone else - For the Rhinox 2000 on a 90g, do the bubbles break up into a fine enough mist to dissolve into the water, or would you need to place a powerhead or filter return directly over it so the bubbles don't just rise up and out of the tank?

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I do have an ADA 30mm Pollen glass diffuser for sale, 80$ brand new(includes shipping cost too!), over stock from a client's rework. This would be better suited for a 60 cube etc, up to about 90 gal.

So if you want the real deal, there it is.
They are nice.

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i have the smaller ADA diffuser, and unlike many other items i've paid too much for in the past, this is one purchase i'm NOT kicking myself in the teeth over.


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Ahhh,took out the Red sea 500 reactor and tossed it in the trash, put in the ADA beetle ( what killer quality) and set it all up, bubbles up to my 2 Eheim aqua balls to catch the bubbles and blows them around the front of the tank. Plants were pearling within 2 hours. No more reactors for meee.
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Good job, darnit, I need to be a better salesman
Well, at least no algae and the weeds are a growing.

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So the diffusers are that much better than red seas reactors?

I still don't understand how they can be so much better whent he red seas delivers 99% diffusion?

I have 2 red seas 500 units and they are working alot better than my old bubble ladder, and I'm waiting on 2 rhinox 1000's to arrive( I hear this is onyl enough to do one tank since you have to soak them in bleach when cleaning; hence the need to rotate them out.

I guess I will have to experiment for myself....
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