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Depends on the size of the tank in question, it would be okay I suppose for a smaller/ish tank, and if you want to look at that contraption inside the tank.

If you need a good diffuser until you can get another, use the filters intake as a reactor/diffuser temporarily.
 

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It's a 30 gal and I have a XP2 on there. I have read about cavitation causing filter problems when injecting CO2 into the intake. Won't see it much as it will be behind a wall of plants. Just wondering if it will handle the 30 gal with pressurized CO2?
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As long as overall flow in your tank is sufficient, it will work just fine.

IME using the filter inlet can cause problems with XP's.

Think about doing an inline reactor... one less piece of stuff in the tank, easy to assemble from a few plastic parts, and very good to dissolve and distribute CO2 throughout the tank. Doesn't have to be that big, you can probably fit it in the space above your canister filter.
 

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I have used that same reactor. They work great.
 

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Thanks I'm going to order one. I would like to put a reactor in the return line of the XP3 but I just have no space even for a small one to do so.
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