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Hello all!

I'm using a store bought Co2 system. It's not pressurized...basically a DIY type set-up. Anyway, it runs through a bubble ladder...I was wondering where is the best placement to ensure that the maximum amount of Co2 is diffused. I currently have it on the opposite side of the tank that my HOB filter/heater is.

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If possible, try to place the ladder under your HOB filter's intake. That way, the bubbles that escape from the top of the ladder will be sucked into your filter, where they will be chopped up by the filter impeller. This allows for greater CO2 dissolution into your water.
 

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Is your ladder actually working? I had that setup for a while, and the ladder never worked. The bubbles would come out of the tube and build up on the bottom step without ever going up, and then they'd just come out of the ladder completely and never really get into my water. It seemed like a nice kit, but I couldn't get it to work right.
 

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yea the bubble ladder goes absolutely crazy and is actually pretty cool to watch. Right now the bubbles get pretty small before they go to the top, but the idea of letting them go into the impeller makes me wonder...

thanks for the idea.
 
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