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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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It's working! It's wooorrrkiiing!!!

Please forgive my excitement.... I just set up my first DIY CO2 rig... didn't think anything was gonna happen.... it just looked like a jug of cloudy water.... so I sat down on the sofa with book.... an hour later.... BUBBLES! I couldn't believe it!


I used a standard mix of 2 cups of sugar and a half-teaspoon of yeast in a 2-litre bottle. How long can I expect this mixture to "burn"?

I'm temporarily feeding the CO2 into the filter intake while I wait for my diffuser to arrive from Hong Kong. Is it safe to run it this way for a couple weeks, or am I risking serious damage to my filter?

55g: Finnex Planted+ & MonsterRay, Pressurized CO2 w/ Atomic inline diffuser, Eheim 2217, Eco-Complete, EI ferts. Lemon, Glowlight, and Black Neon Tetras; Harlequin Rasboras; Otos; 1 Red Wag Platy; Nerite Snails. Staurogyne repens, Hygrophila corymbosa, Ludwigia repens, Ludwigia glandulosa, Red Melon Sword, Wisteria, Golden Lloydiella, Water Sprite.

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