co2 diffuser please help? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
ajt
Algae Grower
 
ajt's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: united kingdom
Posts: 51
Question co2 diffuser please help?

hi I have got a diy co2 system up and running with an airstone and have recently purchased a glass co2 diffuser with ceramic disk but no co2 will come through I have tried with all my force to blow through it and still nothing comes through so how will diy stand a chance is there something I have to do before it will work like stand it in water for so long etc

would appreciate your help with this as I dont want to upgrade to pressurised and if a human cant produce enough pressure to blow through it what will?
ajt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 06:07 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cape Coral FL
Posts: 904
Send a message via MSN to jjp2
I've had similar issues with DIY and diffusers. Basically you can't build up enough pressure to force the CO2 through the ceramic. I ended up using an air stone with a bell over it to catch the bubbles to allow them to dissolve.

John



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jjp2 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
BottomFeeder's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 316
I have some of those glass w/ ceramic diffusers from GLA I use for a DIY application and they work fine.

Eheim Pimp #381
Raleigh Aquarium Society Member
BottomFeeder is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
ajt
Algae Grower
 
ajt's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: united kingdom
Posts: 51
Unhappy thanks 4 your help

I emailed the seller I bought the diffuser off and she said stand it in a bleach solution then boil for 1 hour I tried this but still doesnt work may have to try another option
ajt is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome