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Old 08-13-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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diy jello co2?

anyone ever done this before? im considering doing it because its supposed to last longer than the normal diy co2. im planning on using a 1 gallon tea jug so it should last extra long.

heres a link to one thread about it on another site:
A Jello CO2 Thread

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
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I haven't but it looks legit. I've just started my first planted tank. My wisteria is growing like crazy but mother plants are just there.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:24 AM   #3
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Never tried it, but I think 3 months is a stretch. Rex talks later on how he was getting 30 days out of the mix BUT he was using wine or champagne yeast... which has a higher tolerance for acid. I think for the hassle and the cost of making the jello, I would just go with a 2 bottle regular diy system, use champagne yeast (available on the internet on the cheap), and alternate switching the bottles out every week (so each bottle runs a total of 2 weeks). This creates consistent high yield results, and only takes about 5 minutes of maintenance a week.
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Nice..will try that....Any good DIY suggestions on this?
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:52 AM   #5
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mines been going for a good 2 weeks now and is running great. i have it going into my filter intake and my ph lowered from 7.6 to 6.6 so it is working. i did it in an ice tea gallon jug so im hoping it will last a while
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wondering if all the Co2 going to the biofilter is an issue... I have been wondering this since I did it... BB needs oxygen and we are pumping Co2 in....
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but its minuscule co2 really, you figure the water is filled with oxygen and we are pumping very little co2 in
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Actually, good theory, so we have both going into the filter, but it won't suffocate the bacteria.....
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the bubbles that come out of the filter are always very small, which is perfect!
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