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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 03:07 AM
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Same, those would help ensure a good seal

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Tried e bay and nothing come out from search. Found another options which I remember I used before when I have DIY. ( I went back to DIY for my 2gal. I use pressurized on bigger tanks.)

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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 03:12 AM
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The yeast will last longer in brown sugar so brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses cheaper to just add the molasses than buy the brown sugar. The drops of cooking oil stops the foaming that can occur so it does not get into the air lines if you top up your bottles like i do ( Less air space )
Oh. I see. thanks Hobos, WheeledGoat, and M00se. Im gonna try adding molasses to my mixture now.
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 06:10 AM
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water, sugar, yeast and sometimes baking soda.

some of you all make too much out of diy co2, I would be interested if any of this stuff actually helps or if you just think it does....

Well, I have tried brown sugar and it is a longer, slower bubble production. good for some.

I have (3) 2 litre bottles of diy co2 all connected together "line" style and I get a pretty good bubble per second count.

I never use hot water, as close to warm as possible, maybe in the 80's. I want it just a bit above my tank temp.
If it is cooler than 100 I never need worry about killing it. It may take a few extra hours to really kick in but if I do it about 10am by 6 or 7 at night I have bubble craze.

and---always verify which direction your check valve is on. and then re-verify the check valve a little later to be certain.

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