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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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DiY C02 Making Water Cloudy...

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I have a 10 gal planted tank run with a diY c02 generator, my recipe is 2 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoon yeast, 1 tsp baking soda. Before my new generators I set up today, I had let my previous one run until there was about 1 bubble per 5 seconds. And at the day I noticed my water was super cloudy so I immediately did a major water change, water cleared, set up again. But this time the water was yet to be cloudy again but not as much. Could it be the excess yeast debris that was in the tubing ? I have a bubble counter connected to 2 c02 bottles and the water inside was not cloudy at all but my tank was, I never shook or let the bottles fall either. And my water levels inside my bottles were all not touching the tubing were gas can only enter in, so I ask how in the heck does diy c02 mamage to make my water cloudy ? I assumed at first it was the yeast bubble sludge that hangs above the water surface and onto bottle surfafe untouched by any liquids. I noticed the yeast does this thing that I like to call, ' the creep ' were the sludge does somehow move upwards to the top of the bottle were the cap is and with the increase of pressure in the bottles lets it creep even more. But what doesnt make sense to me at all is how even when it goes through a bubble counter it still mamages to make my water cloudy !! I am going to add a 4th filter bottle to the c02 generator with water, in my mind its like commercially washing dishes, soap, rinse, sanatize. Thats what Im essentially thinking of how these c02 bubbles are. You have to wash the airborne particles it carries in the tubes. Anyone have another idea ?
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Ive never used brown sugar, only regular sugar. But Ive never had a problem with it making water cloudy. My guess is there's something else going on, like a bacterial or algae bloom.

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