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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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DIY c02 Pulsing

Hi, I just have a quick question. I just made a diy solution and put it into the tank. Its working but not like it should be. The bubbles come out of the bubbler for like 5 to 15 seconds, an dthen stops for like 5 seconds. It like pulses, works then doesn't work...anyone have any ideas
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1) Use a more rigid container
2) Use a different diffuser. A cheap glass Ebay one will likely be more consistent than say, an airstone because it's better at keeping everything fairly pressurized.
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1) Use a more rigid container
2) Use a different diffuser. A cheap glass Ebay one will likely be more consistent than say, an airstone because it's better at keeping everything fairly pressurized.
I am not sure what you mean by rigid
I am using a bubbler, i know its not the best, but i was told glass diffusers don't work with the yeast/sugar c02. The bubbler was working fine for the past 2 months no issues at all.
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I am not sure what you mean by rigid
I am using a bubbler, i know its not the best, but i was told glass diffusers don't work with the yeast/sugar c02. The bubbler was working fine for the past 2 months no issues at all.
A more rigid container means a thicker walled one that has less give. Think balloon vs glass bottle

The cheap Ebay glass diffusers work fine with DIY CO2. You won't be able to use atomisers like the Atomic ones though.
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A more rigid container means a thicker walled one that has less give. Think balloon vs glass bottle

The cheap Ebay glass diffusers work fine with DIY CO2. You won't be able to use atomisers like the Atomic ones though.
Yeah I just have a plastic 2L bottle, and ok I will think about that ! thanks for the input
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