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Old 04-17-2009, 07:13 PM   #11
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I'll check that out thanks.

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Old 04-27-2009, 11:46 AM   #12
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Ok so considering a DIY CO2 kit...
How does 2 2L bottles, hooked up to an airstone (now strongly considering one of those multi-hose hang-on things you can get for air stones) starting the second one 3 weeks after the first. Cycling the two on a 3 weekly basis. Now here's the thing, it's about a a 5gal bowfront, so will this be too much of a possibility of ph swings and crashes with such a small smount of water?

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I think you will have a hard time getting a mixture to last 6 weeks between changes. Granted, it is a small tank, so you are going to want less CO2 than a normal tank...

You might consider using 2 1L bottles instead, and changing the mixtures out every other week (so you change 1 each week). This might get you a more consistent CO2 level, and prevent more drastic swings in such a small tank.

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