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I was wondering if anyone has tried this. My DIY is okay, but my fiancé worries about it leaking. I probably wont go out and buy the little refil packs, as i have a TON of yeast and sugat at home. how effective is this system? Any suggestions for better ones? I'm really tight on cash, so cheaper options would be greatly appreciated.
 

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that may be ok for something like a 10 gal but like sugardaddy pointed out the canister is rather small, and they are no more leak proof than a sode bottle. in this case imo diy is actually better than store bought. if you setup your diy co2 properly you should never have a leak. (check valves, and seal the top real good where the air hose goes into the soda cap, and put it in something so it does not fall over)
 

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I have this for a 10g and it's working beautifully. Make my own mix too. Couldnt be bothered to buy the little packets every time I ran out
 

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Thanks, all. Does any one have suggestions for a really good DIY?
 

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i liked to use 1 gal juice containers with handels on them for ease of transport and there harder to nock over than soda bottles.
 

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I went ahead and bought this and i was suprised to find that the diffuser thing wasnt enclosed, it was just an open slotted thing. We'll see how this works!
 

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I really like the bubble ladder that comes with it. You can see the CO2 diffuse into the water as it 'climbs' the ladder.
 

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The diffuser doesnt work for me, the bubbles go to the top then slip off and to the surface. I led the tube into the intake of the filter, as that worked really well for me last time
 

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k3xx, what you described is the diffused working as intended... the bubbles should be a little smaller by the time they get to the top, indicating that some of the CO2 dissolves into the water along the way.
 

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Did you say yours did not come with the ladder?
no, it did come with one, it just doesnt work without signifigant waste. When ive watched it, i have not seen the bubbles getting at all smaller, as seen by CPD. I just may be incredibly impatient, but as ive seen, there's little visible waste from my filter
 

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no, it did come with one, it just doesnt work without signifigant waste. When ive watched it, i have not seen the bubbles getting at all smaller, as seen by CPD. I just may be incredibly impatient, but as ive seen, there's little visible waste from my filter
Both of my Nutrafin Plant Systems came with the ladder. Strange that it didn't.
 

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a little, but the bubbles are really tiny, so there isnt a worry of it airlocking.
 
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