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Thread: CO2 splitter vs air tube t-join

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    CO2 splitter vs air tube t-join

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    Hi,

    I would like to ask if I need a co2 splitter, I am kinda leaning towards 'no' but would like to hear from the folks here.

    Here's the situation. I am using a sump system, hence there's massive co2 loss in my tank, my current set up has a co2 reactor in the last chamber of the sump tank, it is powered by a separate powerhead.

    I am thinking of splitting up the co2 feed, using a simple air tube t-join, and feed it into a diffuser/atomizer and place it inside the main tank. Hence my question, would this be ok? Or do I need co2 splitter?

    Thanks!
    - eric

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    A co2 splitter may have a precise pressure control if you want to split the co2 output in the tank.
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    you'll need a co2 splitter.
    without one, all the co2 will be directed to the reactor and none be available for your atomiser (needs higher pressure to work). path of lowest resistance....
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the explanation.
    - eric

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    for more control, a splitter is recommended.
    in case of any problem, it is easier to trace and nail down the problem.

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    Good idea to have another CO2 diffuser in the main tank. Its best to have a splitter, it has it own bubble control valve and is safer than a t-joint. The metal t-joint might slip if rubber tube is of wrong size. It happen to me.

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