Best Co2 Diffusers Reviewed + Explained – Top 6 Diffusers for Planted Tank / Aquarium Co2 Systems
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I use #2 in my 55 gallon and when starting it, I didn’t even know it would be that effective, I just thought up how it might work on my own without seeing any videos on it.
Unfortunately, some reactors can be purchased for under 50 dollars.. that being said, quality may not be there.
Tunze makes a great cheap reactor that served my 55 very well. Its just a tiny powerhead with a clear downtube and a little nipple on the side for the co2 to flow in. Then the gas gets trapped and chopped up over and over again. I’m pretty sure I got 95% or more dissolution. I used the yeast method because the reactor was so efficient I didn’t need to go with compressed gas.
informative but the music is annoying as s*&^/#!!t
Are all bubbler stones Co2 related? Do they just need to be hooked up to the air pump to work or will I need some sort of gas bottle/constant source of Co2?
This was a good video for showing the different methods and providing a subjective comparison, thanks for posting it! What would be great is measurement data- how much the CO2 concentration is raised by each method in a given water volume over a given time and at a given bubble rate.
I have a powerhead to diffuse DIY CO2 in a 20Gal and the CO2 is very low so i plan to get a ladder diffuser although you said its worse. I hope it works better.
Thank you for this informative video. I would like to ask a question; What do you think about ISTA 3 in 1 Diffuser ?
and what about a bazooka diffuser?
what do you think about external ista Co2 reactor? is the better option?
Nice soundtrack, what is it?
how can u rate the ladder better than a glass diffuser?
what about inline diffusers?
sorry the music made me click off. Shame because this is a good informative video.
where is “Atomizer?” .need high pressure co2, produce finest bubble in the world… ?
Fuck all that and get a in-line CO2 diffuser…The best out there and doesn’t take up any space in your tank.
best way is a good glass diffuser under a power head or filter
Hey man, love your videos!
Iv got a 60Gal with mostly swords and Discus. Problem is they’ve been yellowing and browning on me. The tanks tall, so the bulbs were replaced to Life-Glos and the guy at my lfs said having my air stone on all day isn’t helping the plants, note that my air stone is pretty big, about the size of your palm.
I wonder if attaching the co2 line to a T connector in my outflow filter tube would work.
Or just use a reactor and not lose any co2
Better yet than that big reactor would be something like this https://youtu.be/ShDqHj0KlWM
You don’t have to buy that one,just search “inline difusser” on eBay,much better price
How can a ladder out perform a glass ceramic diffuser when it’s all about bubble size and contact time a glass ceramic would rank as joint 2 along with the atomic range from green leaf. You want the bubbles to be pushed around the tank not just go straight up and pop at the surface which is exactly what a ladder does
Nice video. I just installed the bubble ladder in my 55 gal. Fingers crossed. I’ve never gone with live plants before.
Put the Diffusers under the intake of your canister filter or any filter really …Bubbles will be in water much, much longer
Lol, the whole vid sounded like you were documenting an elusive Pokemon… Good stuff though!
I thought/think perhaps in-line diffusers are the best method currently available.