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Old 01-29-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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CO2 DIY help

I need help with the DIY CO2, i've tried it twice and it seems to be injecting those liquid things instead of CO2. I put 1 tsp of yeast and about 2 cups of sugar and the water up to the bend of the 2 liter bottle. One question, how much is 2 cups of sugar when i see it on sites. I really want to have CO2, can't wait =D i just build my 50 gallon tank and waiting for more CO2
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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you might have too much water in the bottle so the foam is going up the tube as well as th4e CO2. Try it with a little less water.
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I agree with billy, too much water. I put it about 2 inches below where the bottle starts to curve.

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One question, how much is 2 cups of sugar when i see it on sites.
not sure i understand this question. 2 standard measuring cups of sugar. I also put in 1 teaspoon baking soda, it stablizes the mixture, so it lasts longer.
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i've sucessfully gotten CO2 bubbles for the first time! i'm getting about 1 bubble every 30 seconds. i used a cup of sugar, and a teaspoon of yeast then i added the water 2 inches below the shoulder like corvus said. Thanks guys! now how can i make the production better? more bubbles in less time and longer lasting
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Some people just add more sugar when the bubble rate slows down, and get more bang for their buck, so to speak. I have not tried this, but tend to go ahead and replace the whole mixture. I need to do some experimenting, myself. I always use baking soda, however, like CC.

The other trick is to have 2 bottles going, on alternating schedules, so you are never without bubble production. I may have gotten this from CC, as well Connect them with a T-valve and while you are waiting for one to get rolling the other one is under way, and vice versa.
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