Diy co2 mix? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2016, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
AbbeysDad's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central New York, USA
Posts: 590
Diy co2 mix?


I'm new to DIY CO2 using the basic recipe in my 4L container of:
4 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg yeast
4L~ (slightly less) water

(realize I should cut back some on the yeast to 1-2 tsp.)

But on Youtube there are other recipes that include molasses and one that claims longer CO2 generation using gelatin:

Have anyone tried this or what recipe have you used with success???

Tank On, Mike-
60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.
Tank Journal
AbbeysDad is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2016, 02:10 PM
Algae Grower
Progen's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 139
For DIY, it seems that baking soda / citric acid produces a more consistent output.

I used to do yeast and sugar but have given up.
Progen is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2016, 04:31 PM
Algae Grower
darklord's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Singapore
Posts: 99
Yeast never really work for me and the mixture smelt really bad.

I've been using the citric acid mix and I can use the end product to wash toilet bowl.

Sent from my F5122 using Tapatalk
darklord is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2016, 04:47 PM
theatermusic87 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome