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question about c02

Hi, I am running diy c02 on my 10 gallon planted tank...my question is I am using a bubbler to diffuse it, and it looks like the bubbles are going to the top and just bursting..which I know isn't really good. Would putting it through my AC20 be a better option in trying to get the best from the c02?
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Yes...I used a bamboo chop stick instead and placed it under the intake of the filter. I had wonderful co2 usage that way.
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So there's this nifty little thread on using an aquaclear. I'm not sure if you have the exact same holes for what the guy did.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=104645

Otherwise, if you want the "best", you might have to go with a better reactor. Try this thread for ideas

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=410498
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Yes...I used a bamboo chop stick instead and placed it under the intake of the filter. I had wonderful co2 usage that way.
When you say intake, probably a stupid question, but that's the part that sucks water into the filter lol ?
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If I put it in the intake how do I know I'm getting good flow ?
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That's why you use a bubble counter

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=326866
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i took the top off the AC20, and stuck the bubbler in the filter were the water gets drawn into the media..and I am seeing a lot of little bubbles on the surface of the water..looks like its working 100 times better
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