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Old 06-29-2006, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CO2 diffuser or Powerhead?

I am using a glass CO2 diffuser with injection for my 50 gallon tank. It starts out making nice small bubbles when it is freshly clean but after a couple of days as it slow gets a small algae built up the bubbles get bigger and bigger. Now I got a small powerhead with one of those yeast type co2 generator that I used when I first started this hobby. It always seems to make very small bubbles and I can put it right down to the bottom of the tank
Any views on the best way to go?
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Why not try both at separate times for a week, and test out which one works and gets better CO2 dissolution for you.

You're right about some algae build up on the diffusor, sometimes. What I've done, is hide it away from the lights, and under some leaves. That seemed to stop the algae from building up.

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