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Old 01-19-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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Diy OC2(yeast) vs Club soda direcly in the tank of my aquari

Hi , have a question . i read a lot info for a week about CO2 and yeast ...
but if i simply put direcly a Club soda water can in my aquarium , it will do the same ,, ? no ? ( dissiping co2 in water ).. 8O

the club soda from canada dry is only water ans carbonated gas ., no sodium .. so it is much easyer that way i think ..

I spoke yesterday to a specialiste and he told me that i did that for a years ans work grated ,., the only thing to take care is to not use a Perrier water or club soda that contain sodium .

but i need more advice .. thanks !

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Old 01-19-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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That's fantastic. If you're careful about reading labels, I don't see why that wouldn't work, though I'm still going to wait until someone who knows what they're talking about pipes up.

Incidentally, I once saw a seltzer bottle (like clowns use on TV) that just took normal water and the CO2 canisters from pellet guns. I assume you could also use something like that to make your own carbonated water if you could find one.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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Hmmm now my interest is peaked as well........ Time to wait for the pros advice!!
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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Takashi Amano describes doing exactly that in one of his books. He came home drunk from a bar with a six pack of carbonated water and dumped it in, and immediately saw pearling.
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Anyone find any more information on this? How much soda water would you add to the tank water? Any idea on ratio? I'm unsure of the amount of CO2 dissolved in club soda, though I suspect it's a lot.
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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Any idea of what ratio for a 35 gallon setup?
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Takashi Amano describes doing exactly that in one of his books. He came home drunk from a bar with a six pack of carbonated water and dumped it in, and immediately saw pearling.
When I come home drunk from places, normally I have more beer on me. The optimal PPM for CO2 seems to be around 25-30 based on my reading.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:59 AM   #8
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This was how Amano discovered that plants would benefit from CO2, however he most certainly didn't stick with this method. While it will work at least temporarily, there are some problems that will probably prevent it from being a long term viable solution. The most obvious one is that unless you are adding a steady amount of the beverage you're going to have swings in CO2 levels much like with DIY CO2 but more quickly. The second is the cost. It's going to add up fast, at which point it would have been better to save your money on a long term solution.
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like purrbox said...it might work as a "quick fix" but the co2 would be gone in no time...the yeast is constantly producing co2 over a week or so time.
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Just hope nobody thinks I meant this could or should be a solution! I was just relating a story I read in one of his books... but you all knew that already.
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