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Matt 01-23-2007 08:59 AM

Co2 Reactor
I have my diy Co2 tank setup as of 11:00pm Last Night.
Here it is:

Here's the Tank its going on:

I read About Reactors. Do I Need one?

And now I need A good set of Ingriedients.I want a Recipe That Lasts A Month.(If Possible)

Matt 01-23-2007 09:37 AM

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Jaysn 01-23-2007 10:34 AM

Congrats, I recently built one too! I used two 2L bottles, joined with a T. The recipe I used is 2C sugar and 1/2 Tbs yeast in each bottle, and it seems to be going great. It's not been going for a complete cycle yet, so I can't tell you how long this will last, but it's putting out a nearly constant stream of tiny bubbles. There has been noticable growth over the three days it's been running. The length it goes will depend on three things: your yeast, the temp of the bottles, and the amount of sugar in the bottles. Yeast like temps in the mid 70s F, and will do best there. Different strains of yeast have different growth rates, and some can tolerate more waste (alcohol :D) than other strains.

musho3210 01-23-2007 05:14 PM

matt, what type of glue are you using, it doesnt seem like your using 100% silicone, It is very dangerous to use glue thats not designed for aquariums. Also, do you have any plants?

Matt 01-23-2007 06:28 PM

its 100% silicone. I checked.

musho3210 01-23-2007 06:32 PM

ok, i was just making sure since the glue was black....

Matt 01-23-2007 09:45 PM

we had black already so thats what i used.

Matt 01-23-2007 10:33 PM

OK, its all Mixed Together now how Long Till I Start to see bubbles Coming out the End?

Matt 01-24-2007 01:03 PM

Forget it, it works.

Matt 01-24-2007 01:06 PM

I tried putting the end of the tube in front of the filter but it does'nt suck up the Bubbles.Can I Stick it in the top Maybe?

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