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Old 02-13-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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And they said "NAY, IT CANNOT HAPPEN". Proof!

I hit 57 ppm CO2, using straight DIY on my 55 gal :P



Also, Eheim substrat pro looks like cocoa puffs, but does not taste nearly as chocolatey good. I think i chipped a toof.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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Ha. Serves you right. You should eat play-dough instead...

How did you get the ppm measurement on the co2? The PH/KH method?
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:16 PM   #5
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I have a LOT of CO2 containers going, lol.

3 1 gal jugs, one diffused into a bell type diffusor, only significantly larger, 2 diffused into powerheads.

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2 hagen DIY type CO2 with the ladder diffusors.

I will be so fricken happy when i get pressurized.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:19 PM   #6
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WOW,,,and I thought my sump took up space
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It's not so much that it can't be done, it's just that it's such a huge pain to first achieve and then keep at steady levels. DIY CO2 has been done on 55 gallons in the past, and I think even a 75 gallon that I heard about. There's also the issue that the supplies needed for DIY CO2 on that size tank will quickly pay for a pressurized system.
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I think even a 75 gallon that I heard about. There's also the issue that the supplies needed for DIY CO2 on that size tank will quickly pay for a pressurized system.
still running diy on my 75 and i get 66 ppm :P
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how many and what size container? tia
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i got up to about 60ppm on my 50gal withy 4 2l bottles, 2 changed weekly, with the PH/mist method. but, i only have medium light, so it may have been easier for me to maintain high levels than those with 5wpg or something
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