Just signed up here but have been a long time lurker, this weekend i finally got round to putting my DIY co2
generator together, It consists of 3 800ml (sorry metric aussie) reactor bottles and a 385ml bubble counter. I used VOSS bottles because i think the glass will be better. I have the mixtures in the right ratio i found online. I also added a dash of cranberry juice for something for the yeast to get a kick off.
The problem i have run into is i think the system is working too efficiently. The diffuser (chop stick while nano glass diffuser arrives) has a constant stream of tiny bubbles.
I don't know if this is too much for my fish which consist of:
Angelfish (the boss)
3 Congo Tetras (planning to get more but LFS
don't have tons of stock ATM)
2 German Blue Rams (M,F pair. new acquisitions, love them)
1 Neon Blue Ram (GF had to have to him)
Dwarf Blue Gourami (used to have another but he killed it, tried another different colour gourami and still had to return him)
Sailfin Pleco (absolutely love him, no one messes with a pleco)
A couple of platy's (been around since i got my tank 6 months ago and had no idea what we were doing)
A couple of guppy's (same as above)
5 Rosy Barbs (GF is also obsessed with them)
Sorry to go into details but i love telling people about my fish!
The Ph of tank usually stays bang on 6 with our two weekly water changes (25% then 50% on weekend)
Here is a video of the co2
bubbles coming out. Would love someone with some knowledge to help me out and tell me if it's an okay amount of co2