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Old 02-18-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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Nutrafin Hagen CO2

Has anyone tried the nutrafin hagen CO2 system rather than CO2 pressurized systems? If so what success or failure? Here is a link that explains what it is.
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That is the yeast method and really that unit is only good for 10g and under. It probably holds about a liter of water (or maybe less) and really, I wouldn't use that on anything over 5g myself. I used 2x2 liter bottles on 5g and 10g tanks.

If you want it for a little nano planted, it would be fine.....but it would be cheaper to just make up some DIY CO2.
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I've used that system on my 5 gallon setups and it worked wonderfully. I could never get it to work on my 10 gallon tank so I went pressurized with that tank.

Wine yeast will make CO2 longer than bread yeast. I'm not sure what kind of yeast the kit comes with, but it lasted about a month. The wine yeast I use lasts 4-6 weeks in my 5 gallon tank.

I used the tubing that came with the kit (I even used a little bit of it on my pressurized system) but I used a limewood airstone for a diffuser instead of the bubble ladder. The bubble ladder seemed to work ok, but it was borderline too tall for the 5 gallon tanks, and the limewood airstone did make much smaller bubbles.
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Thanks guys good information to know. I am toying with the idea of pressurized for the discus tank. I may do a DIY just to see how they tolerate it.
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I used the tubing that came with the kit (I even used a little bit of it on my pressurized system) but I used a limewood airstone for a diffuser instead of the bubble ladder. The bubble ladder seemed to work ok, but it was borderline too tall for the 5 gallon tanks, and the limewood airstone did make much smaller bubbles.
Limewood airstones are great! I use them on my little DIY CO2 setups. I even used them with pressurized for short times while I was cleaning a glass diffuser (before I had an extra).
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I am using limewood airstones on my pressurized system now. One of my glass diffusers broke, the other one got too clogged, so I stayed with the limewood airstones. They last for two to three months before they need changed, but they are so cheap that it's ok. I only have had the limewood airstones in the smaller tanks (5 and 10 gallons). I don't know how they would distribute the CO2 in a bigger tank. You could still use them but just try to place the airstone so that the bubbles enter a powerhead and then get disbursed through the tank that way.
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