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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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ran out of CO2

as the title says I just ran out of co2 and won't be able to get my bottle filled till tuesday which is about 3 days of no injection. Am i going to get an algae out break? I've already lowered the lighting but what else can I do till then?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 10:46 PM
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DIY co2 (sugar/yeast/pop bottle/airline tube) pretty easy. lots of tutorial on youtube.
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no home brewer supply places, or welding suppliers?
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You're fine.

To be safe, you can turn off the lights until then.
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Re: ran out of CO2

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as the title says I just ran out of co2 and won't be able to get my bottle filled till tuesday which is about 3 days of no injection. Am i going to get an algae out break? I've already lowered the lighting but what else can I do till then?
Thanks for any help
1 or 2 hrs of light a day I think you're fine until refill.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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thanks so much for the responses. I did the DIY co2 and don't want to go that route again as I suffocated a bunch of ghost shrimp as my rate was too high and I don't want to have that happen again. All the refill spots around my area don't seem to be open on weekends and Monday is a holiday here
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 01:43 PM
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Buy a spare tank. Meantime, no lights and wait until Tuesday.
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