Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central New York, USA
This morning it seemed was clear that my original batch bubbles had slowed way down (1 day short of the 2 week mark). I took my failed batch and heated it on the stove to 110F. After reading some posts (other forums) about the merit of protein powers in the mix (enhancing the performance of the yeast in both bubble count and mix longevity). I added a scoop of 'Organic Greens' to the mix along with a tsp+ of yeast. I mixed well, waited a few minutes and mixed again.
Now the 'Organic Greens' is a dietary supplement with many attributes, but not really a protein powder per se so we'll see what it does in the mix performance.
Within 30 minutes or so, the mix was generating 3+ BPS CO2. I Opened the relief valve slightly to slow it down some. This quick and high rate of production may likely result in reduced run life, but time will tell for sure. I left the 1st container attached until it's totally exhausted.
Later tonight....due to the continued high performance of the new batch, I disconnected for the night and will reconnect in the morning.
I don't know if the high rate of CO2 is too much yeast or adding the supplement.
Tank On, Mike-
60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.