In the planted aquarium hobby, carbon dioxide (CO2) is an essential source of nutrient in which aides the growth of your aquarium plants along with your micro and macro nutrients. However, supplying your planted aquarium with CO2 is one thing, but the consistency of the diffusion rate of CO2 is what ultimately matters most. Having your CO2 levels swing up and down will do no good for your aquarium plants and can ultimately throw your planted aquarium off balance which could lead to poor plant growth, algae, and dead fish.
Green Leaf Aquariums, LLC. has just recently released a new atomic CO2 diffuser which enhances the CO2 diffusion rate, thus supplying your planted aquarium more efficiently and consistently with CO2, which could lead to better plant growth and less algae, who wouldn’t want that?
The new atomic CO2 diffusers come in two types, an inline and one that can be placed inside your planted aquarium. They are not made out of glass, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking or even bother cleaning the algae off of it like you would with normal glass CO2 diffusers. Although the atomic CO2 diffuser does provides better diffusion than normal glass CO2 diffusers, you will need a full pressurized CO2 setup. The reason being is that the diffuser requires a high working pressure for it to work, so simply no DIY CO2 would work here. The atomic CO2 diffuser works best with a full pressurized CO2 setup with a minimum pressure of 30psi. Since I currently have a pressurized CO2 setup, I will definitely look forward to start using these atomic CO2 diffusers over the glass CO2 diffusers.
Below is a video clip of the inline atomic CO2 diffuser producing the smokey cloudy micro bubbles out of a glass outflow pipe.