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hi all,

i have a 3foot tank divided into 6 and i was wondering if i can put a DIY co2 system in it?

here is a pic of the tank to help and it has a back compartment which has the filter, heater and so on
the water flows from each compartment into the back then back into the front compartments



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divy, since you have the one internal power filter feeding each chamber, through separate tubes, it might be a good idea to plumb your CO2 line into that filter, just below the impeller. I just think, in this instance, you may get better distribution to each chamber than if you were using a diffusor....

Just an idea. Make sure you get back with your results!!:cool:
 

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the tank is divided like that because i have halfmoon bettas from thailand in each one

yes all the water is shared buy a 400lp/h filter

there isnt much suface agitation in the front compartments but there is good water flow in the back because there is a powerhead on the opisite side of the internal filter

so is a difuser in the back compartment the best idea?

or something like ghengis said?
 

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If you went with a diffusor, I'd guess that youd have to have a powerhead aimed straight at the bubble flow, to stir it up and mix it thru the water for the filter to pick up and distribute... The one thing that would concern me, and this is totally speculative as I have no idea, would be the CO2 buubles going thru your biological bacteria inside the filter and starving them of oxygen. If you plumbed the line up near the impeller, you should avoid that. Again, I am only guessing, so maybe some greater minds than mine could varify or defunct this theory...
 
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