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Old 08-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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DYI CO2 Flop!


So I recently setup a 55 Gallon planted tank, link to the original setup post here. I have seen sunken neons (you know the ones you miss until they look like a cotton ball lol), ferocious green hair algae covering the tank in days (partially fixed) and now my last ditch attempt to use a DYI CO2 device correctly. It seems the delivery is not consistent enough to deliver a constant flow. I may see 15 bubbles a second or one every few seconds. Some mixes are slow and die quickly. Others, fast furious and burn out. What is the trick? Obviously people are doing it successfully. I have do be doing something wrong here.

Below are two images of my setup. See if you can spot the problem. I usually use R/O water from a vending machine. I proof the yeast until it is quite active. Add to the large container and water with 2 cups of table sugar. Cap it and wait.


I have an exhaust and tank reservoir controlled by valves. I balance the flow with those two valves.









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Old 08-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #2
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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I would suggest that you re-post this ont the DIY Section on the forum, Zorfox....you will get more answers in there.

I run pressurized, simply because I have no patience for finagling with mixes and tubing, bottles, and valves. Save up your money, and go pressurized.
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Thanks crazydaz. I actually thought I had posted there. Thanks for the HU.
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