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post #1 of 25 Old 08-30-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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DIY c02 for your aquarium

Hey everyone I was wondering if anyone would be intereseted in me posting a How to for a DIY c02 setup. I'm about to reset mine and could take the time to explain what I did and how mine works. They are really simple I'll post pics and everything. If anyones interested LMK!
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post #2 of 25 Old 08-30-2011, 04:13 PM
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i just set mine up so yes id be interested!
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post #3 of 25 Old 08-30-2011, 04:16 PM
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Yeah I read through quite a few DIY on this.


My plants are growing/look very well so I never did it.
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post #4 of 25 Old 08-30-2011, 04:19 PM
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I'd like that too. I've been itching to explore the happy world that CO2 helps to create. And DIY is always a nice way to aid the pocket book.
Is it a bio based or CO2 filled canister based?
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post #5 of 25 Old 08-30-2011, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Wow quite a response so quickly. I will get it done and posted this evening. Its really cheap and simple. I tried a couple different ones and this worked the best so I'll share it with everyone!
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post #6 of 25 Old 09-04-2011, 08:05 PM
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Weird... I just made my DIY CO2 system for the 29 gallon in my room.

What were all of your experiences in how long it took for the bubbles to appear? I set it up a half hour ago and I have nothing so far.

2 liter bottle with 2 cups of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and .25 teaspoon of yeast.... producing nothing so far.

Any suggestions on what I maybe did wrong or am I being impatient?

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Wait at least 24 hours before you start to worry. Its slow to start but once it does its fairly steady for about 2 to 3 weeks.
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post #8 of 25 Old 09-05-2011, 01:40 AM
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Weird... I just made my DIY CO2 system for the 29 gallon in my room.

What were all of your experiences in how long it took for the bubbles to appear? I set it up a half hour ago and I have nothing so far.

2 liter bottle with 2 cups of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and .25 teaspoon of yeast.... producing nothing so far.

Any suggestions on what I maybe did wrong or am I being impatient?
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Weird... I just made my DIY CO2 system for the 29 gallon in my room.

What were all of your experiences in how long it took for the bubbles to appear? I set it up a half hour ago and I have nothing so far.

2 liter bottle with 2 cups of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and .25 teaspoon of yeast.... producing nothing so far.

Any suggestions on what I maybe did wrong or am I being impatient?
You need at least a full teaspoon of yeast... That amount of yeast will die before it becomes active.
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post #10 of 25 Old 09-05-2011, 08:49 AM
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You need at least a full teaspoon of yeast... That amount of yeast will die before it becomes active.
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Ok... looks like I'm going to have to remake my bottle. Not a big deal, I bought a whole jar of yeast at the store. Can I just add the additon yeast to my current bottle or should I start from scratch?

Second question... I have a check valve that I'm not sure works. Should I be able to blow air through it myself?

Thanks for the help!

Pat

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