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Old 09-15-2011, 08:21 AM   #21
 
Is it a bad idea to put the diffuser end under my Fluval 205 intake? Think it will ruin the motor in the Fluval?
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #22
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Motor should be fine, but co2 is know to do nasty stuff with plastics, so the impeller might be effected, but I doubt it would be an issue, a bigger issue would be the fact the bacteria that works in our filters typically like an oxygen rich environment, so it might be a bit detrimental as far as biological filtration goes. Best place would probably be next to the outflow so it pushes the bubbles down more and they have more time to exchange gases with the water.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:00 PM   #23
 
One more question... I'm guessing that my Ram is having a hard time breathing with the increased amount of CO2 in the water because he is hovering in a cover near the surface.

I guess I need to decrease the amount of CO2 output, can this be accomplished by decreasing the amount of yeast I add to the bottle in the beginning?

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Old 09-17-2011, 03:56 PM   #24
 
in addition to my last post, the rest of my fish are acting normal.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #25
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Add a vent tube with a valve to decrease the pressure going into the tank, better way to make adjustments then to the yeast.
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