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8 Liter DIY Bottle

Well today i was doing laundry and used up the last of a bottle of fabric softener. It struct me immediately that what i had on my hands could be an 8L DIY CO2 bottle with a huge bottle cap for easy filling.

So im thinking of using this and scaling up the sugar to about 7 or 8 cups and the bakeing soda to what ever is apropriate but only using one teaspoon of yeast. Im hoping that this will yield a longer lasting batch. I think that if I scale up the yeast, I would esentialy have have the equivilant of several smaller bottles ganged up together which would only last the amount of time that one bottle would last.

Anybody have any experience using a huge vessel such as this?
Would i get 4 times the duration of a 2L soda bottle?
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Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't it fizzle out about the same? From my experience it doesn't matter how big the container is but what I put in it. I'm not passing 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons of yeast each time. Only thing that has been extending the life of the mixture is the Jello method. And it doesn't really extend it by much. It's just easier to just mix some water and yeast and add. That's about it. But what ever floats your boat. It also depends on the size of your aquarium and how it's stocked. But let the smarter guys tell you about it.


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No experience, but I gotta agree with DL.

I think you will get 4 times the CO2 in the same duration.
Depending on the tank size - Massive CO2 overload!!

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And what exactly happens with co2 overload? Do the plants freak out or what ?
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And what exactly happens with co2 overload? Do the plants freak out or what ?
Fish might die. Either from the pH jump or lack of oxygen.
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