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CO2 Recipe for Hagen

Hello all, I have two hagen co2 systems with the ladders of course in my 29 gal. Instead of useing their packages, I would like to use my own recipe. Do any of you use your own recipe with there set up. Their canister is small but hangs on the back of the tank nicely. Theirs recipe is about 1/2 cup sugar, maybe 1/2 teaspoon of yeast (activator ?), and a stabilizer (what, I don't know), to maybe a quart of water. The problem I am having is the bubbles seem to be a little slow. I don't have a test kit to see me the co2 is in my tank, but I do have a blackish algae. Can anybody help?

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Are you still using those little bottle thingies that came with the system? I'd get rid of them and hook up a 2 liter for each ladder. 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp yeast, water filled to the curve in the bottle. That lasts me about three weeks before I think the bubble count gets slow.

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what ive have found out is if you use champagne yeast it last longer . i use 2 cups sugar and a teaspoon of yeast and bakeing soda.
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