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Old 24-01-2006, 02:32 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
George Pontis
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Default co2 diffuser vs reactor

Far Thunder wrote:

hau kolas..curious to know what folks here use for dispersal of
co2..and which is "best"..the glass/ceramic diffusers or the
powered/passive reactor chambers..or running the co2 gas outlet into
the intake of a canister filter? TIA

lila pilamaya

The Eheim glass/ceramic diffuser is problematic for may people due to
clogging and the unusually high pressure required to unseat the

The simple Hagen bubble ladder is easy to use and inexpensive. Also, it
serves the need for a bubble counter. If you can hide one in your tank
it is worth considering. I have experience with one in a 20G and a 125G
tank. The 125G is way beyond the recommended size for this component,
but it is possible to get CO2 up to 20ppm or so with a high flow rate
like 5+ bubbles per second.

A diffuser would be the deluxe solution, especially if you already have
external plumbing. It has the advantages of being completely hidden and
capable of high infusion rates.