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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2006, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Another DIY CO2 question

I have DIY CO2 in a 55 gallon tank using two 2 liter soda bottles. I need to get CO2 going in my 10 gallon tank and want to use Gatorade bottles this time.

My question is can I use one 3.78 liter bottle and just double the mix?

Or is it better to have two separate bottles going?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2006, 02:35 PM
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Personally I like the 2 bottle method so that you can stagger them, giving you a bit more constant flow (when 1 is dying down, the other shoudl be ramping up).

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One bigger bottle works too, just observe a little closer so it doesn't stop producing completely before exchanging the mix.

A good solution would be to have one empty bottle on hand, and fill it two or so days before the other one is supposed to be refilled, so when you exchange them the new bottle is already producing full capacity.


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I just set up a DIY co2 system for my 30 gallon using a 3.7 liter Gatorade bottle yesterday, i'll try and let you know later this week how well it works out.. I think it should work good though- i just doubled the recipe (4 cups sugar,etc).
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