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Old 04-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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DIY c02

I have been researching about DIY c02 and find that I can make a system pretty easily. I would like some advice on diffusion though.

Here's my plan

Get a 2litre bottle , drill hole in top and calk an airline tubing (. Aquarium safe or regular?) then fill the 2liter with the mixture ( correct recipes?) and add water. Shake it up good and connect airline to diffuser ( what is best here I hear that feeding the bubbles jnt the filter intake works, but will here be micro bubbles or will the c02 eat the plastic? What are other DIY options?)

That's all I know on the subject. If you know something please post it. I'll have this thread follow my c02 to installation then may do updates when I remember , thanks guys
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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http://www.aquatic-eden.com/2006/09/...nsity.html?m=1

I use this recipe and it always works great, it lasts more than 2 weeks and I see bubbles in about 2 hours. I just run my line into my canister filter for diffusion.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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I have a aqua tech power 60 . I'd like to see if I can splice the co2 into my 55 and my 30 gallon with a whisper power 40. Would it be pausible or would I be better off having two systems?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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You'd be better off doing two, in fact, you might need two just for the 55. I have two in my 55. So you don't have a canister filter?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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Nope. Does it still work with my filter though? If not ten is there an easy way to make a diffuser?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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You can stick in a piece of bamboo chopstick, or buy one of those little tiny filter deals and use it. This video shows what I mean

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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Ok. Do I really need a bubble counter? And can I hook up two 2liter reactors onto one bubble counter? ( I'll go with you and say I need two. )
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I don't have a bubble counter but it could be a good idea. And yea you can get a t-valve to run both bottles through one line. That video I posted shows an easy bubble counter system.
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I mean like have the one lid wih three holes. Two holes for each of the reactors then the third for the out put one. I'd the. Put a check valve onto the output one and put AA piece of bamboo? Into the end under water
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That post was a little confusing... Lol
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