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Old 08-16-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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DIY CO2 generator

Well I waited the 48 hours for the silicone to totally cure and just added the yeast and sugar. I will update ya'll on how well it works.
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I made a DIY co2 but somehow ants found it..
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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wow not even 15 mins and the thing is cracking out co2 through an airstone I attached to it.

now my only question is how close do I need it to my plants?
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:32 AM   #4
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Proximity to plants isnt important. Diffusing the co2 into the water is. How large are the bubbles coming out and do they disappear before they reach the surface?
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I say make a power head powered reactor. Less CO2 waste IMO.
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no power head or such....

I just ugly-fied the tank too by putting a new HOB on it to cycle for one of the new tanks.
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Ive seen people shove the tubing into the intake of thier HOB. I tried it once-lasted 5 minutes before the noise upset me too much. I let mine diffuse through an airstone and I get a good amount of co2 entering my water (15ppm or better).
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no power head or such....

I just ugly-fied the tank too by putting a new HOB on it to cycle for one of the new tanks.
DIY external reactor?
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:17 AM   #9
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used some older tubing I had around and the thing was giving me problems trying to position the air stone.

I have the stone semi-near the plants. Lucky I checked the thing the the muck was climbing up the hose and closer to the tank.... means I need to add a second bottle to catch the yeast before it can come into the tank via the airstone. Will need to design version 2.
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I just made one... can't wait to mix up and use the magical Sugar/Yeast muck! Hopefully, Sugar Ants won't find it! I sealed the hose at the cap pretty good, maybe they won't be able to sniff it out.
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