In depth questions about DIY CO2 (Jello Method)
My first post and I got some questions for you experts on Planted Tanks. So I just made myself a DIY CO2 system (1st timer) using the yeast-jello method. I'm getting really slow output (2 bubbles per 2-3 seconds), I was wondering if this is what the jello method normally achieves. Although the low output, it seems to be quite stable for the past 2 weeks.
My question is, would this low of CO2 output aid the plants at all? One more thing I noticed, the rate of output is affected by the position the airstone is placed; closer to the surface, the more output. Is this normal or something unheard of? Your input would be very much appreciated!
My reaction bottle is a 1L bottle, its cap is drilled an extra small hole than the airline tubing, thus no silicone is applied. The tubing leads to a second 1L bottle which acts as a gas separator; it is half-filled with water. Its cap has two holes drilled - one input from the reaction bottle and one output through a check valve into the aquarium via an airstone.
Jello + 2 cups white sugar dissolved in boiling water; it was allowed to solidify overnight at -4 degrees and then supplemented with the yeast in luke-warm water.