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I made a jello bottle last night, but since the yeast is on top of the jello (according to the recipe I used) how does it work?
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Hopefully it is in some water at the top not dry (you have to make sur :P )

The idea with the gelatin is that over time it will dissolve releasing the sugar into the liquid and letting the yeast feed on it slowly rather than all at once as in an all liquid setup.

I always had a hard time judging the right amount of gelatin though and seemed to always have some left over after the yeast had died. Seems as though you could pour out the old water and introduce a new yeast colony as long as there is some gelatin still in the bottom.
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Yes, I mixed the yeast in water and poured on top of the set-jello.
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On top of the Jello, you should have dissolved the yeast in warm to hot, but not boiling water. Then, take that dissolved solution, of the now activated yeast and pour it on top of the jello. I would also put a small pinch of baking soda in there to control the acidity a bit.

Your Jello mix with doubled sugar added in a 2 liter bottle should have come up to just about the top of the label. I would wind up almost to the neck of the bottle after dissolving the yeast in a 2 cups of water.


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I used luke warm water for fear of killing the yeast. Bad move?
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luke warm is fine, sounds like your doing it right. Now make sure you never let that bottle topple to the side or we'll see another co2 disaster posts haha
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i have a question about this jello diy project.

when its all set up where do you put your air line i think i read you can put it in the filter intake pipe is this ok? or will it work better just close to the bottom letting the big air bubbles rise to the top?
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You can put it into the intake. I had it like that before I got my glass diffuser and ladders. Only thing is, if it's a HOB filter then you'll hear noises come out of the filter because of the bubbles going into it.

Don't just throw the line in the tank without a method of diffusion. You'll end up losing valuable CO2 like that.

CHaznsc, if you can still stick your finger in the water without boiling it off, then your Ok. I do mine with the same tank water at room temp. It starts of within minutes.

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ok thanks, and yeah i hear the noise but that lets me know its still working lol.
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don't bubbles going into the canister filters cause cavitation? I thought that was bad.
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don't bubbles going into the canister filters cause cavitation? I thought that was bad.
HOB is Hang on back, not a canister.

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oops, must have ignored that part
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