DIY c02 kit
hello guys and girls.
i have recenty just purchased a load of plants for my tank. my substrate is "eco-complete" also
for this reason i have brought seachem liquid ferts, (trace, flourish, excel) i understand that "excel" is a liquid form of c02 and if this did'nt work for my plants then i wanted to try real c02...the thing is
i simply cannot afford to pay out big amounts of money on proper c02 systems, so im thinking of opting to make myself a DIY set-up instead.
i have done some reading up on the web about "DIY c02" and just wanted to confirm that this is the stuff i will need in order to make it.
x1 or 2, 2 litre fizzy drinks bottles (20 gallon tank) so 1 or 2 bottles?
x1 small T junction valve (possibly brass, making the joins air tight)
plastic tubing (air tubing)
x2 nipple valves (to be siliconed to the bottle lids)
suger x2 cups worth
also which is easier?
fed threw the filter, or an air stone?
and one last thing....how does it actually work?
like as in the reaction of yeast and suger mixing together making it "pressurised"...does a clear gas form of c02 then pass threw the tubing at will into the tank?
if i try this i want it to be as succesful as possible...im new to c02