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C02 Utopia??



Hello Everyone-

Iíve just got my new Dave Gomberg C02 System set up & running (thanks Dave!).  I am running an Eheim Pro Series filter and my tank is a 27-gallon flatback (hex front).  The intake is set up vertical in one corner of my tank; the outflow is set up vertical in the other as it flows around the rounded front of the tank toward the intake.  I set the Eheim Diffusor in the bottom corner of the tank and just underneath the outflow.  Itís a beautiful setup.  As the tiny C02 bubbles flow up from the diffusor the outflow pushes them across the tank and it looks like little snow flurries as they literally drift throughout the whole tank from top to bottom, side to side, and front to back.  From the standpoint of C02 coverage throughout the whole tank, it is perfect.  Itís kind of neat to see too, technology in motion.

Iím wondering though if this is the norm for C02 tanks? Is this what Iím really trying to achieve? If you think about it, it doesnít give it a natural look with bubbles drifting throughout the tank.  Should I offset the diffusor a little away from the outflow so the C02 bubbles will slowly drift up, or should I be thrilled and consider it a utopian setup as is? If the consensus is that it stays as is, when the plants arrive Friday, I hope theyíll be happy to be bombarded by little C02 bubbles.

Thanks in advance for replies.

Mike G.