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lil_tuna 10-11-2012 01:55 AM

Need a DIY Co2 that can hook up to a timer?
 
I want to do a diy co2 for my 10 gallon but my problem is that im not home when my lights come on to turn on the co2.

I work from 7am to 3pm. So i have my lights on a timer to come on from 12pm to 8pm. That way i can actually enjoy my tank when i get home.

So i need some way to get my c02 to come on on its own. Anyone know of some good threads?


I've read that with a 10 gallon i wouldn't have to worry about turning it off because the c02 level would be pretty low? And ive also read that some people use an air stone when lights out to add oxygen with the c02 left on. But wouldnt i have fluctuating pH levels doing that.

stevenjohn21 10-11-2012 02:03 AM

What you have been told is correct. I use 2x two liter bottles on my 10 gallon shrimp/endler and peacock gudgeons tanks and they all do fine with it running 24/7.
There is no way to turn off DIY c02. I use a mini power filter to diffuse my bubbles , I could turn that off so the bubbles will be huge and go straight to the surface , but its a waste of time since the amount isn't enough to bother the fish/shrimp

lil_tuna 10-11-2012 02:14 AM

Cool thanks, my plants will be happy to know that

stevenjohn21 10-11-2012 02:22 AM

There is a you tube video of the power filter I mentioned if you type in Hagen mini filter, it will show you a how to. It's an excellent way of diffusing close to 90% of the c02


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