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Co2 for a 10G

I have a 10G with an Aquaclear 30 for filter/water movement. I have tried twice to hook up Co2 and killed a fish both times. I need a recipe and container idea that will output minimal C02 for a length of time.
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You can always try a small diy co2 system, in the past have you had the co2 on 24/7? During night time hours co2 isn't used make sure you use a air pump/bubbler at night to counter act the co2
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A simple diy co2 guide that may help you out.
http://www.aquatic-eden.com/2006/09/...intensity.html
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I have a 10G with an Aquaclear 30 for filter/water movement. I have tried twice to hook up Co2 and killed a fish both times. I need a recipe and container idea that will output minimal C02 for a length of time.
Have you been doing this with DIY (yeast/sugar) CO2? You might go the paintball cylinder route instead.

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how much co2 were you injecting to kill your fish?
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2L soda bottle and original (2 cups sugar; 1/2 tsp. yeast) recipe. into bubble ladder for me. I also run an airstone through a sponge filter 24/7. Haven't gassed one yet.

Your minimum CO2 output would be to use a bubble ladder or a bell type diffusor. Then the bubbles that don't get dissolved into the water get wasted to the atmosphere by rising to the surface quickly.

What type of diffusion are you using in the 10G? DIY or pressurized? Reactor or diffusor? Airstone w/pump or not?

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