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DIY C02 Mixture

I just made my DIY C02 mixture and the unit system yesterday, and I assume it diffused already becuase bubbles are slowly coming out of the air tubing.

My question is, is the mixture suppose to look like this?

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Looks like it doing what it's supposed to do. The foam is the fermatation process taking place.It should lessen some in the next few days. Hard to tell from the pic, is it jello mix or just water?
Do you have a smaller bottle between this one and your tank to count bubbles and catch any mixture that may go up the tube?
If it's just water, drain a bit out to prevent this. I normally only fill mine to about an inch below the shoulder of the bottle. this allows me to give it a good shake from time to time without having the mix flow up the tube.
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Yeah it's water and not jellow mix. No I don't have another bottle, I was thinking of buying a bubble ladder but not sure yet. Would I necessary have to remove some of the water, pretty cautious of the mixture being ruined.
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Yeah it's water and not jellow mix. No I don't have another bottle, I was thinking of buying a bubble ladder but not sure yet. Would I necessary have to remove some of the water, pretty cautious of the mixture being ruined.
You can drain some of the water without losing much of the yeast sitting at the top by pouring slowly. You can had another 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of yeast, if the mix slows down too much.
It's a lot easier to remix another batch than have to do massive water changes because the mix got into the tank.
I would definitly recommend adding a small bottle ( 500ml pop or water ) in the line between the mix and the tank.
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Yeah I was a bit worry about some of the mixture going into the tank. I'll lower down the water, but i'll just make sure that none of the mixture goes into the tank.

Thanks for the advice, appreciated it.
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Mine did the exact same thing, and the foam was gone the next day. J
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Mine did the exact same thing, and the foam was gone the next day. J
Yeah, mine stop foaming. All I see is litle bubbles going from the bottom to the top.
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