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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Co2 for a shrimp tank

I have a fluval EBI 7.9 (Well, not yet, but I'm just planning) gallon with 2 stock 13w lights, and one 13w ottlite desk lamp. To combat algae I'm going to have to do Co2, and I just figured pressurized wasn't worth it with such a small tank. So I purchased some Co2 tubing, check valves, and a drop checker off [Ebay Link Removed] How am I gonna do this? Should I use the regular 2 liter soda bottle, or would that be too big for this tank? I'll use the stock fluval EBI filter, but plan to add a HOB and diffuse the co2 through that, sound good? Just wondering on how I can set this up.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 12:34 AM
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use jello co2 for a longer more stable batch. i always recommend the rigid cranberry containers of various sizes because they dont tip as easily. the crypts will love the stable co2 more than the fluctuating

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 02:31 AM
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A 2L won't be too big for the tank, whatever recipe you decide on. I used a 2L on a 3g tank for some time with no problems.
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