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Old 07-26-2008, 12:13 PM   #11
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The Hagen System works fine but is just DIY CO2 in a pretty package. As Kristin pointed out it's over rated as far as the Aquarium size that it is good for, so they are obviously targeting a much lower level of CO2 than generally recommended.

The article that rkilling linked is the one I used when building my DIY CO2 (way back when before going pressurized) and is very informative. I used this GWAPA article to build my inline reactor (with a few minor modifications to reduce size and account for parts available at my hardware store). Champagne Yeast is really good and can extend the life of the mix to about 4 weeks if you can track it down. The bread yeast works just fine, but you have to change the mix more frequently.

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