10-10-2013, 07:33 PM #11
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thanks so much for the ideas, i wonder is any of those might work as an on the back type thing.... ill have to give it a try. thanks again.KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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10-11-2013, 12:36 AM #12
I know a lot of people do have decent luck with the glass / ceramic plate diffusors but I don't have any experience with them. I did pump DIY CO2 through an airstone into a internal filter (similar to the powerhead design) with some luck.
Regarding your HOB filters, you shouldn't lose too much CO2 as long as you keep the tank topped off. What you want is water coming straight out the filter into water. The "waterfall" effect where you see a lot of bubbles is where you'll run into a lot of trouble with CO2. Since you have a 5lb canister, you can just get a drop checker and titrate your CO2 over a few days. You can make the solution with baking soda and an API pH test kit. A kH tester helps as well but I think you can just go by a formula instead. You put it into your tank so there is a pocket of air and then a chamber of solution which is separated from the aquarium water by the air. The solution turns from blue to green as CO2 diffuses from the aquarium water into the solution.