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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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DIY co2 problem

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I set up a co2 system yesterday, I used this recipe.

http://www.aquatic-eden.com/2006/09/...intensity.html

times 2 for each bottle, after a few hours I saw one bubble every 3 seconds, last time it went up to 1 bubble/sec where it still is now. My question is, it seems slow still and I havent had any noticeable bubbles come out of the diffuser yet.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 11:17 PM
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What type of diffuser? I believe some need a working pressure of 30 lbs. DIY co2 would be hard pressed to create that.

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its the fluval one, it came in my fluval co2 kit but I bought a glass one for that tank. Is there something I can try to use instead?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 04:22 AM
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You can use a regular air stone. You could also wedge a piece of a chopstick or wooden skewer into the end of the hose to diffuse CO2 that way, but the chopstick/skewers build up a slime fast, so you'd have to replace them/clean them off.
I'd go with the airstone in the meantime and see if you get better diffusion that way.
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