Boyu diffuser

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by AdAndrews, 4 Nov 2009.

  1. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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    I have one of these cheapo £5 boyu in-line diffusers, but i have it at an angle, more or less horizontal, does this matter, should i be positioning it verticle. I have had problems with co2 being unstable, which brought on some algae, im just trying to narrow down whats causing it.

    Adam
     
  2. JamesM

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    Having it on an angle shouldn't make any difference... my first thought was the filter may be underpowered as I found two EX700's on a 70 litre wasn't quite enough... I changed to 1 EX1200 which is a huge improvement even though it should be slightly less flow than the 2 700's.

    Try putting your co2 on an hour earlier so the levels are more stable when lights come on...
     
  3. AdAndrews

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    Ok, thanks... i already have my co2 coming on an hour before lights, shall i make it 2?

    thanks
     
  4. JamesM

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    Awesome :D

    Yeah, two hours before sounds ok... could even go three hours if need be :thumbup:
     
  5. AdAndrews

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    ok i will try that then, and if that doesnt work, get a powerhead?? the koralia nano sounds like it will be a good idea.
     
  6. AdAndrews

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    just checked the flow while i was doing that, it seems to get clogged up really quickly, i think it must be the filter floss i put in it, as the flow was fast the day i cleaned it out and put some new floss in.
     
  7. JamesM

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    Try removing/replacing some media first, and give the pipes, etc. a good clean. Are you using a spraybar? May not look as pretty as glassware, but works a hell of a lot better imo :)
     
  8. AdAndrews

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    yea but my point is, if the floss is filthy again already i cant keep on cleaning the filter out every 3-4 days, once a week or fortnight isnt so bad,
    I am using my tiny cal aqua glassware, which may also be the problem stopping flow, i havnt used my spraybar yet no, but will have a rumage and swap it over with the glassware to see what effect it has

    Cheers
     
  9. JamesM

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    Unless you really need it, I wouldn't bother with the fine floss stuff... I tend to run mine for 24 hours then bin it :thumbup:
     
  10. AdAndrews

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    oh, i presumed that everyone uses it, no worries then, im trying to fit the standart tetra pipes, the tank is too small though :lol:
     
  11. AdAndrews

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    change of plan with the tetra pipes, they simply wont fit, i will take the floss out and get a powerhead, that should do it
     
  12. JamesM

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    Sounds like a plan :thumbup:
     

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