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I have done this too many times..

sigh.. i jsut made a co2 DIY reactor for my goldfish tank (I dunno why.. more co2 for the 72 gallon I suppose.) and it only took me 5 minutes to make. I mena i made my own silicone Bulkheads (wrapping Duct tape around the bottle lid to make a wall inwich to dump 1 inch of silicone atop and around the seal.. works veyr well to stop Co2 leakage) all in 5 minutes.. no fun anymore.. haha time to go DIY pressurized! rofl.. nah.. to dangerous.
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Takes a minute and no silicone if you learn the secret.

Drill the hole smaller than the OD of the tubing. Cut the tubing at an angle. Pull tubing though the hole with pliers.

Done.

Pressurized dangerous? Since when?
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Pressurized dangerous? Since when?
When it's DIY.

Am I the only one envisioning a paper mache CO2 tank?

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When it's DIY.

Am I the only one envisioning a paper mache CO2 tank?

Haha. Booooooooom.

Just got me some yeast tonight. Time to find some thick bottles to try the DIY CO2 with. =)
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Haha. Booooooooom.

Just got me some yeast tonight. Time to find some thick bottles to try the DIY CO2 with. =)
My favorite bottles are the gallon jugs that Arizona brand iced tea comes in. Heavy duty, square base, a handle, and plenty of volume.

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hah it would be dangerous to do it myself haha xd. as for the no silicone mention.. that is basiclly what I use.. but I put silicone around it anyway.. it is ari tight before i even use silicone.
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