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Old 04-12-2010, 03:37 AM   #1
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Pressurized CO2 with DIY mix.. need help please


i have a pressurized co2 canister. one of the hagen ones i think. its gray. anyway i just filled it with the normal amount of sugar to the first line then poured a small bag of yeast. after 10 minutes it started putting out tons of white stuff in it. and now the tank is super cloudy... did i put to much yeast or something?
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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The Hagen CO2 is not pressurized CO2, but simply DIY CO2.

Do you have a check valve between the DIY mix and your aquarium? From what it sounds like, your yeast mixture got into the tank. I would do several large water changes to get rid of the yeast first.

How much yeast did you use?
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:19 AM   #3
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did you overfill the container...thats the only way it can get in there unless you tilted it or shook it
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:46 PM   #4
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A bag of yeast? did you use the hagen pack or like a pack of bakers yeast... If bakers, you used too much. Likely you overfilled the hagen unit. And this is not "pressurized" co2.
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oh, no wonder when i googled diy yeast pressurized unit i was finding all the wrong things. lol. ya i put too much yeast. i just redid it after i let the water clear up. its crystal clear again thank god! thanks all!
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