Diffuser under inlet...

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    Hello everyone.

    Need some input on the idea before i mess up..
    Im currently using a glass diffuser with my setup and an external filter.
    The inlet of the filter has sponge over now I want some input...
    Will it be okay to remove the sponge and put the glass diffuser under the inlet so it will suck up all the CO2 go through the cannister and come out all difused at the spraybar?

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    I would not do that .. most bacteria in the canister will probably prefer the tank water only.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    You can also have air trapped in the filter that can cause problems.

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    thanx for you opinions.. its then going to be a no go for me..
     
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    What he said - I wouldn't even do it either. Most people use reactors but in my opinion, you'll just spend more money on equipment for that. I would suggest that you put the diffuser under the outlet's flow and let it do its job. I've done this with my DIY CO2 diffuser under the outlet flow and haven't had any issues back then.
     
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    Yeah im doing that at the moment just feels like im losing a lot of CO2

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    Try put your defuser at the lowest point in the tank that would also help.

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    Thanx @Adrian its already on the gravel for a longer way to reach the top
     
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    Now just monitor your drop checker that should tell you if you are losing any CO2. my defuser sits under my hob and the fall of the water tumbles the bubbles around and breaks it up before reaching the top of the tank and my checker is a very nice lime green.
     
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    Yeah. My drop checker shows nice lime green colour on both sides of the tank
     
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    There you go.
     
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    Problem solved just not lekker with all the CO2 bubbles i can see in the tank
     

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