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Old 05-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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DIY co2 help

I'm wanting to get into co2 for my plants, java fern, melon swords and the tank is a 29 gallon. I've read you can use a 2 liter soda bottle and air tubing. I would appreciate some advice on how to go about this. Thanks.
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I'm wanting to get into co2 for my plants, java fern, melon swords and the tank is a 29 gallon. I've read you can use a 2 liter soda bottle and air tubing. I would appreciate some advice on how to go about this. Thanks.
I run a bottle and all I have is a tube running from the bottle, to the diffuser, which is inside the tank. A check valve is a good thing to have in between so as not to start a siphon
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I run a bottle and all I have is a tube running from the bottle, to the diffuser, which is inside the tank. A check valve is a good thing to have in between so as not to start a siphon
What's a diffuser? The more I think about this, the more I'm wanting to just use root tabs.
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It turns the big co2 bubbles into a stream of tiny ones. I used a fluval ceramic diffuser. Just hook it up to the end of the tube and your set. Easy.

Look it up on Amazon. I paid like $6
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