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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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co2 conundrum

i'm a novice to the whole fish tank scene. i just planted a 20 long and set up a DIY co2 supplement system. unfortunately the small pump that should be introducing the co2 into my tank isn't. i've moved the check valve closer to the pump, and sealed every connection. any thoughts?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 12:15 PM
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Ummmmm...
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Typically a DIY CO2 is 'powered' by the yeast itself and doesn't need a pump. When things are setup right, the yeast's CO2 expands with enough force to push the gas into the tank.

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Is that pump part of the diffusing device? Like a powerhead?

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yes. the pump defuses the co2 into the tank. do you think the distance the co2 has to travel, both vertically and horizontally, will affect whether the co2 makes it to the pump or not?
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yes. the pump defuses the co2 into the tank. do you think the distance the co2 has to travel, both vertically and horizontally, will affect whether the co2 makes it to the pump or not?
No.
Do you have pictures of the setup? That could help a lot..
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