setting up a diy for 75 gal, advice welcome
Setting up a diy co2 system on the cheap. So far I have 3 2-litre bottles, epoxy securing seals. These feed into a gatorade bottle for gas exchange, then to a gang valve (easy night time shut off), then I to my emporer 400 intake, where it terminates into an air stone. The gas then gets sucked into the impeller making tons of tiny bubbles (in theory). Current mixture is what I have on hand. In each 2 litre bottle:
2 litres dechlorinated water.
1/2 tsp yeast (from pizza shop).
2 tsp honey (nutrients for yeast).
1 cup sugar.
1/4 tsp. Baking soda.
Eventually I will be using brewers or champagne yeast, and maybe some powdered sports drink instead of honey.
One cup sugar: too much sugar will kill the yeast off. Honey is instead of sports drink. Hoping this will provide the nutrients for yeast to thrive, rather than dying off from just sugar water.
Ideas? Suggestions? Am I way off? Up until now efforts at diy co2 for large tanks have been dismal, only generating enough pressure if shaken. Hopefully this system will work.
Oh, will be switching to co2 tubing once I get a working system.