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Old 10-02-2009, 05:31 PM   #201 (permalink)
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I tried this, works great for what it is. I have since added a RUGF system to my planted tank and am using the inlet on the PH to administer my Co2. I do still have the elite going just on a smaller tank this time.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:50 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Woooow .............. I just did this using a small airstone. I have never seen such fine micro bubbles. They're so fine that they basically disappear and you have to look really hard to see them floating around.


YouTube - short version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW2DkOvsKW4

Long version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMBcj_s2nj0

Video quality is not great - recorded with a cell phone.

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Old 10-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #203 (permalink)
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That's awesome little video! Thanks! I'm so excited, mine should arrive tomorrow. I'm going to take everything out of the tank and rearrange when I put them in. I can't wait to see what my new CO2 can do for my plants!
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:26 PM   #204 (permalink)
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Hi lnb,

Nice video! BTW nice java fern 'Trident' as well!
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:53 PM   #205 (permalink)
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Nice video! BTW nice java fern 'Trident' as well!
Thanks ............... that Trident is huge isn't it. Needs a pruning.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:38 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Well, I got them in. I actually drilled a hole in the side of bottom of the filter to thread through the tubing. Otherwise let everything else alone. They put out pretty good flow for such a little tiny filter. I have one problem, which is not yet solved - I have two filters, one on each side of my 75 gallon, and the airline is split in the middle. Well, the CO2 will only come out of one of them, no matter how balanced the pressure should be... I would like the CO2 to come out both sides, but maybe that's just not going to happen, and I should do just one in the middle. What do you think?
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:56 PM   #207 (permalink)
 
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I got one today. I have a wooden diffuser that i put into the black box from the bottom. The wooden diffuser already produces very fine bubbles and now with the elite the bubbles are super fine. It's great. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:41 PM   #208 (permalink)
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Well, here's what I've got. This picture shows the fine bubbles, but it's only coming out one side. I still have the second filter running, but it's just providing air flow. The weird thing is that the airline from the second filter is pushing water from that side to the spit, so the bubbles are spaced out.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:12 AM   #209 (permalink)
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just ordered mine for a 10gallon at petco.com 10% off code:Ken10. Ill be running diy yeast sugar co2 24/7. gonna try it with the chopstick at the end of the tube.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:43 PM   #210 (permalink)
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nice, really helpful thread, just did this after work and works like a charm...just got a curious newbie question, should i place the reactor as far as possible from my filter where most of the surface agitation is or does it not make a difference? right now it's positioned right under my filter
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