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Old 31-07-2004, 04:46 AM
Troy Bruder
 
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Hello,

I'm looking for a "commercial" CO2 difuser.. Anyone have any GOOD ones to
recommend?


Thanks!
Troy



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Old 31-07-2004, 04:55 AM
Craig Brye
 
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I just feed my CO2 tube into the inlet of my canister filter... This has
been the best method I've seen yet!

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University of Phoenix Online

"Troy Bruder" wrote in message
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Hello,

I'm looking for a "commercial" CO2 difuser.. Anyone have any GOOD ones to
recommend?


Thanks!
Troy




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Old 31-07-2004, 05:07 AM
Troy Bruder
 
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Do you mean down at the place where it sucks water in from the tank?


"Craig Brye" wrote in message
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I just feed my CO2 tube into the inlet of my canister filter... This has
been the best method I've seen yet!

--
Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online

"Troy Bruder" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm looking for a "commercial" CO2 difuser.. Anyone have any GOOD ones
to
recommend?


Thanks!
Troy






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Old 31-07-2004, 05:24 AM
Craig Brye
 
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Yup... I have my CO2 hose rigged so it enters the bottom of the inlet
strainer. I drilled a small hole in the bottom of the strainer and the tube
fits perfect. I have it positioned so I can manually see how many bubbles a
minute are being released (sucked) into the canister.

I only need about 12-15 bubbles a minute for my 75 gal. tank. Plants are
doing wonderful, and I don't have fluctuations. I don't think there's a
better method out there, and plus it's free. I tried various diffusers, but
all the ones I tried weren't anywhere near efficient as this method. I use
less than half the CO2 I once needed with commercial diffusers.

I'm sure someone makes a good product out there, but I'll never buy one.

--
Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online

"Troy Bruder" wrote in message
...
Do you mean down at the place where it sucks water in from the tank?


"Craig Brye" wrote in message
...
I just feed my CO2 tube into the inlet of my canister filter... This has
been the best method I've seen yet!

--
Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online

"Troy Bruder" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm looking for a "commercial" CO2 difuser.. Anyone have any GOOD ones
to
recommend?


Thanks!
Troy








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Old 31-07-2004, 05:35 AM
Troy Bruder
 
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Thanks Craig! That's a great idea, I think I'll do the same thing!!


"Craig Brye" wrote in message
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Yup... I have my CO2 hose rigged so it enters the bottom of the inlet
strainer. I drilled a small hole in the bottom of the strainer and the
tube
fits perfect. I have it positioned so I can manually see how many bubbles
a
minute are being released (sucked) into the canister.

I only need about 12-15 bubbles a minute for my 75 gal. tank. Plants are
doing wonderful, and I don't have fluctuations. I don't think there's a
better method out there, and plus it's free. I tried various diffusers,
but
all the ones I tried weren't anywhere near efficient as this method. I
use
less than half the CO2 I once needed with commercial diffusers.

I'm sure someone makes a good product out there, but I'll never buy one.

--
Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online

"Troy Bruder" wrote in message
...
Do you mean down at the place where it sucks water in from the tank?


"Craig Brye" wrote in message
...
I just feed my CO2 tube into the inlet of my canister filter... This
has
been the best method I've seen yet!

--
Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online

"Troy Bruder" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm looking for a "commercial" CO2 difuser.. Anyone have any GOOD
ones
to
recommend?


Thanks!
Troy












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Old 01-08-2004, 12:07 PM
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I use the Reactor 1000.
http://www.co2-canisters.com look under CO2 accessories.

Rico


On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 22:46:16 -0400, "Troy Bruder"
wrote:

Hello,

I'm looking for a "commercial" CO2 difuser.. Anyone have any GOOD ones to
recommend?


Thanks!
Troy



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Old 02-08-2004, 09:56 AM
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"Rico" wrote in message
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I use the Reactor 1000.
http://www.co2-canisters.com look under CO2 accessories.


I use that reactor too. It's simply brilliant. External model, so
there is no clutter, and it gets 100% dissolution even at very
high bubble rates (20 bubbles per *second*). Good for
up to 500 gal.

Cheers,

Michi.

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Old 06-08-2004, 04:52 AM
Troy Bruder
 
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Nice! What size tank? And do you think it would be overkill for a 30
gallon tank?


"Rico" wrote in message
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I use the Reactor 1000.
http://www.co2-canisters.com look under CO2 accessories.

Rico


On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 22:46:16 -0400, "Troy Bruder"
wrote:

Hello,

I'm looking for a "commercial" CO2 difuser.. Anyone have any GOOD ones to
recommend?


Thanks!
Troy





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Old 10-08-2004, 03:15 AM
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"Troy Bruder" wrote in message
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Nice! What size tank? And do you think it would be overkill for a 30
gallon tank?


I'm using mine on a 150gal tank. It would definitely work very well
on a 30gal tank. Overkill? Possibly. On the other hand, that reactor
will definitely and permanently put an end to the topic of how to
get your CO2 into your tank.

Cheers,

Michi.

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Old 12-08-2004, 02:01 AM
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Until an air pocket builds up one day while you are gone and causes your
impeller to overheat and seize......

It looks good in black and white though.



Bucky





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Old 12-08-2004, 04:29 PM
Giancarlo Podio
 
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Or it just burps out of the canister like it always does :-)

Giancarlo Podio

"Bucky" wrote in message ...
Until an air pocket builds up one day while you are gone and causes your
impeller to overheat and seize......

It looks good in black and white though.



Bucky





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I just feed my CO2 tube into the inlet of my canister filter... This has
been the best method I've seen yet!

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Old 13-08-2004, 10:05 PM
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Since the motors are located in the base (under the water column)
I don't see how that would happen. It would take an awful lot of
CO2 at VERY high pressure to force all the water in the canister]
down to the impeller and up the outlet tube.... I think it's a safe
way to do it.

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"Bucky" wrote in message
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Until an air pocket builds up one day while you are gone and causes your
impeller to overheat and seize......

It looks good in black and white though.



Bucky





"Craig Brye" wrote in message
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I just feed my CO2 tube into the inlet of my canister filter... This has
been the best method I've seen yet!

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Old 14-08-2004, 01:30 AM
Craig Brye
 
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That simply doesn't happen unless you're trying to empty your CO2 tank in
about 2 seconds!

The fact is... This method works absolutely great.

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University of Phoenix Online

"Bucky" wrote in message
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Until an air pocket builds up one day while you are gone and causes your
impeller to overheat and seize......

It looks good in black and white though.



Bucky





"Craig Brye" wrote in message
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I just feed my CO2 tube into the inlet of my canister filter... This has
been the best method I've seen yet!

--
Craig Brye
University of Phoenix Online




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Old 14-08-2004, 08:24 PM
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Depends on the filter. I use Fluvals, and the impeller is located at the
top in the lid...not the base.

Not to mention the extreme amounts of co2 that build up inside (due to air
bubbles here and there) the could be harmful to the bacteria. I'm not
saying all of your beneficial bacteria are gonna die, but they may not
perform at their "prime" so to speak.




"surewest" wrote in message
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Since the motors are located in the base (under the water column)
I don't see how that would happen. It would take an awful lot of
CO2 at VERY high pressure to force all the water in the canister]
down to the impeller and up the outlet tube.... I think it's a safe
way to do it.

--


Dr5000

| `,,`,,`,,`,, `,,`
| ((((`..`..`.. (((( `. , .`.. ((((

All I ask is a chance to
....prove money CAN'T make me happy.
_______________________
"Bucky" wrote in message
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Until an air pocket builds up one day while you are gone and causes your
impeller to overheat and seize......

It looks good in black and white though.



Bucky





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been the best method I've seen yet!

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