New diffuser caused bubble rate to go down

fishbro

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Hi everyone

I recently replaced a bazooka diffuser with the flux diffuser from co2art. These are more or less the same aside from the clear fittings on the newer flux model. However I have noticed that even with the needle valve all the way open on the new diffuser, there is no more than 2bps on the counter compared to almost a stream of bubbles on the old one. The FE handle is closed fully and the larger valve on the regulator is wide open. I did soak the new diffuser in the tank for a good 6 hours before using it - maybe that wasn't enough?

Has anyone else had a similar experience?
 

Tim Harrison

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It might be clogged from the manufacturing process. Have you tried soaking it in 1:1 bleach and water for an hour? Failing that contact CO2 Art and ask their advice.
 

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They do say the working pressure needs to be at least 30psi on the new flux is yours at that point
 

fishbro

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Hi guys. Not tried the bleach method yet but I will if soaking it in the tank for another few days doesn't work (put a different diffuser on at the moment). Forgot to write the pressure in the first post, but it's around 40-45 psi :)
 

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