[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Plumbing a CO2 Diffuser
I got my CO2 diffuser in the mail and now need to figure out the best way
to plumb it in to my nearly finished system. It is a low pressure type unit
where pumped water and CO2 enter the top, churn over some bio-media and
then exit happily intertwined as lunch for the plants.
I have a wet/dry filter sump under my 75g tank. The instructions call for a
power head as the water source. I can envision two ways to do this. Plan A
is to take a tap off of my return system and run it back to the diffuser
which then dumps into the intake of the return. This gets points for
simplicity and keeps a power head from eating up sump volume however I
would think that there is an element of inefficiency because the water
coming back to the diffuser from the output is already freshly CO2 enriched.
Plan B is to put a small Rio powerhead in the sump.
Any ideas. I like the idea of tapping the output because of it's simplicity
but do not want to waste CO2...
Thanks a lot,
mourip @ erols . com