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Old 11-25-2005, 04:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an Eheim cansister filter and have now positioned a micro bubble diffusor directly below the intake so it get's sucked in. Did anyone ever hear of this being a problem to the bacteria in the canister and causing die-off due to oversaturation of co2. Somebody mentioned this to me and wanted to get reaction. I've heard of mechanical problems with the bubbles and some impellers, but these are small micro bubbles going in. Thanks for any comments.

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The only problems I can think of is that since the outtake is on the top, that you can loose CO2 before it gets completely disolved. Also, if you might introduce some "noise" if you get any build up.
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Gomer,
Actually I have my spraybar attached to my outtake in a vertical position attached to the side glass so it would spray the co2 across the tank at different depths. So I guess you've never heard of the high co2 concentration destroying the biofilter within the canister. Thanks for your input.
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I do not think it will have any negative, water can have a high saturation of both CO2 and O2; no real problem there.
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