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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Question DIY CO2 Questions

Hello, I have a few questions regarding DIY CO2. Do you think DIY CO2 (Yeast and Sugar) is reliable to use for a 15G tank? I know pressurized system is a better option, but I'm running on a tight budget. And for general information, materials needed, and setup, does anyone know any reliable sources and articles? I'm completely new to this topic, and guidance would be really helpful.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2014, 02:23 PM
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Starting with DIY CO2 is a good way to get a feel for how CO2 can improve your plants' health.

Regarding materials and the setup, the forums should have an abundance of information if you search for it. A basic 2L recipe is essentially 2 cups of sugar, with about 1/4 to 1/3 of a teaspoon of yeast.

Some airline tubing from the bottle into your aquarium, and you're ready to go.


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yes a sub 20 gal tank is a great start of diy co2
tons of how to's and youtube is a great souce
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