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Old 02-28-2011, 10:13 AM   #351 (permalink)
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This is awesome at diffusing CO2 in my 29 gallon. Instead of placing the sponge on the outside of the flow nozzle, I left the majority inside and cut a small enough piece to fit inside the nozzle, between the impeller and output. This was done because I wanted to maintain some of the flow created by the filter, as I am currently using just a HOB. It is not as efficient, but it is now performing 3 duties for me as a filter, CO2 diffuser and mini-power head. Great DIY!
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:03 AM   #352 (permalink)
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Hi there, I cant seem to open up those pics you kindlly posted on how you install the Co2 piping into the Hagen mini elite filter, any suggestions as to how I can download or open these these ?

Would this diffuser method still work for a 140Gl (720lts) planted tank, at say two to three bubbles per sec ?

Using a SAGA regulator
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:33 AM   #353 (permalink)
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No, it will not work on tank larger than 2 gallons.

Note that this thread has more pages than the ones with pictures. All questions have been answered many times already.

Also exact planted tank advice over the internet leads to one single thing - more problems and more exact answers over the internet. First thing that comes to mind about bubble rate in a large tank is "What is your circulation?". I bet it's not much because most people don't have a lot of circulation. Establish good circulation and then play with the CO2.

If you ask what is "good circulation" I'd suggest using the Search function on this forum.

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Old 04-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #354 (permalink)
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Hey all .

Just replaced my ceramic diffuser with the Nikos idea , very happy, thank you for sharing.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:46 AM   #355 (permalink)
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@trevor - go see rudi, he is also using this, and can show you what to do...
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #356 (permalink)
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No, it will not work on tank larger than 2 gallons.

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Strange, as seems to be working very well and efficiently in several other tanks up to 100gls, but was wondering if 150gl would be pushing it ?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:28 PM   #357 (permalink)
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Trevor, after you have been here longer you will learn to recognize Niko's sarcasm.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #358 (permalink)
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Trevor, after you have been here longer you will learn to recognize Niko's sarcasm.
Ok will get use to it, as thats's usually my forte... hehehe !

Thanks W'Bunslip, seem to be up and running now or rather bubbling, have sent you pm..

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i just use a chopstick diffuser lol those actually work great!
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:12 AM   #360 (permalink)
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i just use a chopstick diffuser lol those actually work great!
Agreed, but very time consuming, besides I'm using mine this week-end, both pairs..
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