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Old 01-24-2007, 03:09 PM   #11
 
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You COULD do it that way but I think I've figured out a better method based on looking at various commercial CO2 injection systems. One you could just go buy the co2 diffuser that come with most of them and feed your airline to it. The option I currently use however is to sink a small container (shot glass in my case) and weigh it down with some rock or something along those lines. Run the airline under that and let the co2 bubble into the upside down glass. Just make sure its well anchored or itll float away when enough co2 builds up. This way the co2 is trapped within the water and has more time to diffuse. Excess will work its way out of the glass and bubble up normally. Works wonders for me.
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:27 PM   #12
 
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Can You Show me a Picture Please. I Might Just try That.

This is what im doing now:
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:42 PM   #13
 
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I'll try to get a picture up here a little later on tonight.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:51 PM   #14
 
matt, you need a better filter. An internal filter is alright for small, lowly stocked aquariums but yours is over stocked. You will be needing a better filter, a powerfilter would be best for that size tank, you might need double or even tripple filtration.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:53 PM   #15
 
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Right now the This Filter is fine Because I Do:
50% Water Change Every Day,
75% Water Change and Gravel Vac Every 3 Days.
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:58 PM   #16
 
Changing water stresses your fish, plus it can cause a hefty water bill, i would still suggest a better filter since it is better for the fish, and you.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:14 PM   #17
 
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Lets not go of subject.I don't want this to be closed Because I still Need Help With the Co2.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:23 PM   #18
 
ok but dont forget about photos :)

YOu dont really need anymore help on CO2 so i guess we should let this thread die
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:35 PM   #19
 
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I still Need a Reply From "FDStation152" with some Pictures.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:33 PM   #20
 
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Im not gonna be able to get a picture up here anytime soon. Shouldn't really need one anyway...fill the shot glass with water...submerge it...turn it over place the airtube so it bubbles up into the shot glass...and weigh it down. piece of cake.
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