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Old 05-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
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How did I do?

Here is a picture of my CO2 Imput... how does it look?
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
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YouTube - My C02 Imput DIY 20 Gallon tank
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What exactly does that do? a CO2 airstone basically?

Is that nessecary to have a flourishing planted tank?

Im starting to crunch numbers on what we talked about yesterday and ive kept it very reasonable with deals and stuff ive found, pieceing it together ext, but I can see how this can easily top a grand in no time.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #4
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well mine was a DIY but I only have a 20 gallon. it cost me about 10 bucks and that includes the yeast
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Baking bread or brewing beer?

thought we were talking about fish tanks here.?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:03 AM   #6
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Baking bread or brewing beer?

thought we were talking about fish tanks here.?
lol.

the yeast was I think 5 bucks then the line about 3 and I dont think the check valve was ever 2 bucks... I just waiting until my g/f finished her soda... and I went to work last night

does anyone know if I can put the difuser in the filter so I have one less hose ?
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Does macgyver know you hacked his files?

I got the line, check valves and yeast in the pantry, do I gotta say a magic word for em to work together?

I am a car enthusist as well avid car enthusist( photograph EVERYTHING when doing a build or a remodel/fabrication), if you could do some step by step pics that would be so very helpful to not only me but anyone else now or in the future contemplating one of these contraptions.
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Does macgyver know you hacked his files?

I got the line, check valves and yeast in the pantry, do I gotta say a magic word for em to work together?

I am a car enthusist as well avid car enthusist( photograph EVERYTHING when doing a build or a remodel/fabrication), if you could do some step by step pics that would be so very helpful to not only me but anyone else now or in the future contemplating one of these contraptions.
MacGyver... BLAST FROM THE PAST! AWESOME show btw :p

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I did NOT add the Baking soda... with an hour I had a few bubbles here and there but by morning... well u can see the video
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Oh and the bubble counter... i didnt add that yet only because I didnt have a needle
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Well see there is already an issue, that bubble diffuser is crap, very poor design , no capacity AT ALL for the gunk really.

I am going to do that today infact, I will design something up.

maybe using 3/8-1/2" tubing instead of air-line, might help with the gunk


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Now I know it wont count bubbles since its designed to catch particles heavier then air and all, but you can add the syringe in line PAST the catch can, not only will it save your check valves it will also save the counter as well as alot of the line itself.

I know those take 3/8" line but they do make reduced fittings for smaller line such as vacuum line( air line).

Just an idea maybe there is something better then an water seperator for the air compressor to use but just wanted to throw that idea out there.
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