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using hydor airo airator with co2

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by dschmeh, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. dschmeh

    dschmeh Prolific Poster

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    Im always looking for a new toy. i was walking thru a fish store, and saw a hydor airo airator its a little powerhead with a venturi type gizmo on it and it sucks air in and chops it up into super tiny bubbles so i thought to myself, self what if i connected my co2 to that . Works great i got the one without the light of coarse and put it under my filter the tiny bubbles are blown around everywhere .
    Yes the famous super tom barr mist method that works so well . Has anyone else used this same thing so far great results was only 18 bucks . yea i could build one but like i said im always looking for a new toy.

    Saltwater Aquarium Supplies > Aeration > Submersible > Hydor ARIO 3 Turbo Air Pump 8-50 gph
     
  2. dschmeh

    dschmeh Prolific Poster

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    anyone else ever try this , so far its working great
     
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    Here is a better photo of it in operation:Aquarium Air Pumps: Hydor Ario Turbo Air Pump. I haven't tried it, but it does seem to be a simple way to inject CO2 into the inlet of a powerhead so the rotor chops the bubbles into tiny ones. If I were not so happy with my DIY Venturi reactor I might try this.
     
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    dschmeh Prolific Poster

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    yes but the impeller is diffrent and it makes very tiny bubbles.
    so far i like it
     
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    I like it as a concept because it "sees a problem and finds a solution" - even though it is not aimed at us CO2 injectors, it solves that problem and at a very reasonable cost. And, like you I am a sucker for gadgets! The idea that you can bury this thing in the substrate is really intriguing.
     
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    yea its woking good still i didnt bury mine as ocassionaly when it shuts off with lights a small mts snail will get in the impeller . I just put it in the back of tank under filter outlet behind plants. If anyone gets it dont get the one with the led you dont need it and IMO its tacky.
    Dave
     
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