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Cal Aqua and Do!Aqua: So Happy Together! *Video*

So I hooked up my Cal Aqua inline diffuser to my rena xp3. The inflow and outflow have been switched to the ADA Do!Aqua Poppy Glass Lily pipes.


I was immediately treated to a visual bonanza. I expected the diffuser to release bubbles that would immediately get swept up in the current. Instead, I have a nice turbulent mixing action going on... awesome!

Next I looked at the outflow... and what do you know... Another turbulent mixing arena! The micro bubbles are then pushed all over the tank in the flow.

I hadn't yet taken a look at my intake... I moved around the side to see a spiraling vortex!

I then ran to get my camera. I know i'm stupid to be so excited.

Co2 doesn't stand a chance in this tank. It's getting broken down into tiny bubbles, mixed, moved in close contact with the flow of the water, mixed again, pushed all around the tank, trapped on the plants, sucked up in the intake, rung out in mini tornado, then spending a ton of time in a sealed canister.



I'm using a ph controller to monitor the whole thing. Let's see how much longer my co2 canister lasts for than before!






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Very nice..I wish I could view the video
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quicktime or vlc!

i'll see about Youtubing it... youtube tears the quality down so badly that things like bubbles become blurs.


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Almost! All I see is a small blurry picture of the diffuser
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dang mobile me... i did this before and it came out ok... hold please... i'll see what i did the last time.


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Ok... I think this is it!!!!!!!


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Sweet! That worked, those diffuser/reactor's work amazingly well..Your plants will grow like gang busters!
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Cool! What is that stringy thing in your intake?

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Sweet! That worked, those diffuser/reactor's work amazingly well..Your plants will grow like gang busters!
I ordered another one for the new iwagumi yesterday... should be here by this weekend. It's pricey and an inline reactor would probably be equitable and cheaper... but the diffuser fits more with what I want in my tanks. Now I'll have to see how long it takes to get gunked up.

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Cool! What is that stringy thing in your intake?
it's a mini tornado of air...


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Most folks I send those to use Eheim or other brands of quick disconnects for easy cleaning...It sure helps come time to clean one, you don't have to worry about pulling the tubing off.
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it's a mini tornado of air...
Cool, I wouldve guessed that, but I didnt see any air line. Im assuming its co2?...

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I will be pulling tubing off the first time I guess. shouldn't be too bad. Does anyone make clear quick disconnects?


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Cool, I wouldve guessed that, but I didnt see any air line. Im assuming its co2?...
co2 and some o2. I noticed with the controller off... the pearling gases were getting sucked in as well.


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