Originally Posted by Redknee
Yeah, i used WAY to much
Just bought a 10Kg co2 barrel with pressure regulator and all.
Got the bubble counter, antireturn valve and the difuser.
Pics later in my other post made in freshwater aquariums.
P.S you really can`t use a regulator on the bomb as you risk explosion. Bad idea to keep the pressure in the bottle.
I'm using a CO2 factory now out of a 2 liter bottle with 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4tsp of yeast.
Took two days for the first bubble to form, but now it's doing 1 bubble every 20 seconds- I have a mushroom-shaped thing over the outlet to help diffusion.
My plants are all pearling like crazy and the PH has only gone down .2 points in 6 hours.
I think I hit the magic formula.
I also added a tiny pinch of baking soda and fish food to the sugar....
The order I added-
filled bottle halfway with warm water- added 1/4 cup of sugar and 5 drops of dechlorinator- shook it up WELL, added pinch of baking soda and fish food, shook it up until the fish food was pulverized and mostly dissappeared.
Added the yeast, and didn't shake at all. Kind of tilted it back and forth gently to make sure all the yeast was in the water.
I think I've hit on the perfect amount- with such small amounts of yeast and sugar it should produce for a long time.
(yeast can live on protein as well, hence the fish food. The baking soda will avoid any PH swings.)