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Old 08-16-2006, 06:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks Chiahead, what size tanks are you running the 1000's on?
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Chiahead,
Can you post a pic so we see how you have them installed? It would also be able to show the bubbles
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I have one installed on a 20 long and the other on a 24gal nano cube. Will try to get the pic up later. Maybe I should clean them as its been weeks since I have cleaned them and they are a bit dirty at the moment.
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Yes a photo would be great, do you thing the 1000 would be enough for a 29? I guess I would need a 2000 or 5000 for a 55?
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I personally think this diffuser could work up to a 55 gallon. I dont see why you need a larger one anyways as the co2 will just come out faster when you push higher pressure through it.
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I think the idea of the larger one is to keep the pressure lower. Too much pressure could break the glass.
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I personally think this diffuser could work up to a 55 gallon. I dont see why you need a larger one anyways as the co2 will just come out faster when you push higher pressure through it.
I wondered the same thing a while back, and it occurred to me as I watched and compared two diffusers at work, one larger and one smaller.

As you increase the bubble count and pressure on the smaller one, the gas comes out in larger bubbles as the surface area of the disk is only so big. As the bubbles come out faster, the bubbles collide with each other forming one large bubble. With the bigger diffuser/disk you have more surface area to pump more bubbles and still retain the smaller desired "micro" type bubbles.

So it's to the advantage of any CO2 system to have a larger disk so that more micro bubbles can released. Only disadvantage of a large model is the size of the diffuser can be distracting if use in a smaller tank

In my opinion, the fancy ADA diffusers work and look just as good as any other glass difusser, and the glass difussers can produce the same type of bubbles from a limewood diffuser too, but lack the obvious glass component.

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sorry for the long delay. Been super busy and I needed to clean it before I took the picture.

Well here it is

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They look like small bubbles to me!
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I agree they look small. As for whether or not the suction up is on the wrong side...can you post a picture of the other side or however it looks wrong to you?
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