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Old 07-02-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Question DIY CO2 System

I was wondering if I could just do the yeast and suger thing in a bottle, drill the hole in the cap, silicone inside and out. then just put an airstone on the end of tube in the water. I got a check vaule as well.


Also can somone tell me the exact measurement of water yeast sugar ect. And I don't know if I use cold or warm water or something.


And if you guys have any other suggestions please fill me in.



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dude, gotcha covered. this link.
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That link should cover it.

I don't know if it says this or not, but I got much better results if I activated the yeast independantly before adding it to the sugar water.

Using tepid water (approx. 104 deg F) add a little bit to a bowl and gently mix in the yeast. Cover with saran wrap and let it sit for 10 minutes with a towel over it so it's dark. After 10 min, check it, if it's all bubbly, it's ready to go in. If not, try again.
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That link should cover it.

I don't know if it says this or not, but I got much better results if I activated the yeast independantly before adding it to the sugar water.

Using tepid water (approx. 104 deg F) add a little bit to a bowl and gently mix in the yeast. Cover with saran wrap and let it sit for 10 minutes with a towel over it so it's dark. After 10 min, check it, if it's all bubbly, it's ready to go in. If not, try again.
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Ok thanks guys
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A little bit of info concerning yeast: water above 110 F will kill it.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:19 PM   #6
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Well I just ignored the co2 thing because i'm doing a low-tech planted aquarium now.
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