Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Kansas City, MO
CO2 bubbles not going in to aquarium
So I just set up my first DIY CO2 system about 15 minutes ago. First the bubbles were going at about once every 9 seconds, now it's about one per six seconds. Will the bubble rate continue to increase until I get a bubble per second? Also, I still haven't managed to get a proper diffuser, but since I'm having algae issues (hair algae and this weird dark algae that came in on my new plants), I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. For now, I just shoved an old sponge from a painbrush inside the tube for now that leads in to the tank. Some water got inside the tube, is that ok? I have a check valve so it wont go back in to the yeast mixture, plus the bubble counter is in between that. I'm not seeing any bubbles enter the tank yet though, only the bubble counter. Will it take some time to build up pressure to see bubbles actually going in to the aquarium?