Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7
Co2 system with 2L for planted tank

I I have watched many YouTube videos but I still just can't seem to get it down. Any suggestions? Sorry for blurry pic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2680309302.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	41.6 KB
ID:	63746  
__________________

__________________
TooManyTanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
aqua_chem's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 6,936
Whats not working?
__________________

__________________
Algae creates 75% of the world's oxygen, so really we're all just doing our parts...
aqua_chem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bschowa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wisconsin - River Falls
Posts: 419
it looks like it is made correctly to me>,

it looks like you have a check valve on it, so it might need some extra time to get the reaction strong enough to push though that, or you could have it on backwards?
__________________
Bschowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 09:37 PM   #4
member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7
I checked its on properly. What are the mixture measurements again? I dint remember. I know ive seen sugar and yeast. Then attatch to another bottle with water and that bottle goes to a hoea into the tank am i incorrect?
__________________
TooManyTanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 12:53 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 63
You probably have a leak between the cap and tubing (you can check this by closing the end of the tube, applying soapy water at the connection, and squeezing the bottle. If the soapy water bubbles, there is a leak). if this is the case, use a bulkhead fitting used for R/C planes (like this: TowerHobbies.com | 121 Fourmost Bulkhead Fittings (2))
__________________
wierdkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 02:44 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
aqua_chem's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 6,936
You can also use silicone. Costs like $3 at the hardware store.
__________________
Algae creates 75% of the world's oxygen, so really we're all just doing our parts...
aqua_chem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 07:18 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Nomadu571's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 514
Could someone that knows how it all work draw an eAsily readable diagram as to how to diffuse the co2 once injected? Is there a small easily done method or is buying one a simpler option? Do you even need one for home made co2 generators? If you have the yeast mix connected to another bottle of water, do you need the check valve on both?

I want to make a DIY generator but I'm worried about the ph drop as the tank is already stocked. Is there a way to allow co2 injection but keep the ph stable instead of trying to balance them out?
__________________

__________________
Nomadu571 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
co2, plant, planted, planted tank, stem, system, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Am I doing this right? (Betta died, prepping tank for new one) mandy2936 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 10-02-2011 02:06 PM
sump system for 240 gallon goldfish tank revchristinejday General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 8 09-10-2011 10:40 PM
New 29 Gallon Tank Setup Lioness2 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 08-07-2011 05:38 PM
Advice on newish (and first) tropical/fresh 10 gallon... FoxGlove Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 07-25-2011 12:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.