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Hi. I was reading that topic about using a cigarette filter for diffusion last night and I got to thinking (watch out, this could get scary...). I don't really like the cigarette filter idea only because of the risk of putting harmful things in my aquarium. However I remembered someone mentioning that you could use a bamboo chopstick instead.
I don't have any bamboo chopsticks (just wood ones) but I did have a bamboo skewer... ya know, those things you use to cook kabobs. I cut the skewer to about 1 inch and jammed it into the tubing about 3/4 of the way.
I then placed the tubing in a clay pot through the hole in the bottom (back) of it.
I then tested the set up with an air pump at different pressures thanks to a gang valve as I don't have my DIY CO2 source put together yet. lower pressures seem to make smaller bubbles. Is that a good thing or a bad thing..... or niether? I am totally new to planted aquariums and co2. in fact i'm still fairly new to fish tanks in general.
so....do you guys think that this set up will work well in a 5 gallon tank when I hook my co2 up with it?

Here's a diagram of the set up (note: it is not to scale....espesially the bubbles):
 

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Pretty interesting. I've been trying to figure out how to get CO2 into my smaller tanks without injecting into filter (noisy).

The cigarette filters should work, but only if unused ;) I think you can buy them seperately (might be for cigars).
 

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The pot is so the CO2 bumps around bit under the pot before it escapes upward. This should--in my mind--help the CO2 dissolve better....or is that a misconception? I already have pots in my aquarium decor to provide a good place to hide for my fish and I just think that they look cool too (especially when java moss starts growing on them). And since I already had it, I thought it might be a helpful component for CO2 diffusion.
Remember, I'm just a beginner so most of my theories are from supposition not experience. That's why I want to know if you experienced people out there can tell if this is a good idea or not. And that's why I called it a prototype. :D
 

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Do you have a ph and kh test kit? if so then you can test to determine your co2 levels and find out if your idea works. :)
 
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