Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Diy Co2 For 1000 Liter Tank - Want Advice
I am planning to make DIY CO2 system for my existing 72"X36"X 24" tall acquarium, and I need all the advice I can get.
Presently my tank is populated with tetras, barbs, crydoras, botia, angels, rainbows. I would to have most of them back into my aquarium after set-up.
I built this aquarium into the eastern wall of terrace room, the terrace surounds the room. The glass wall forms part of the eastern wall of the room, the aquarium is actually on the terrace, the roof of the aquarium is an extension from the roof of the room and made of concrete. The space between the roof and the aquarium is walled with glass in aluminum frame. The walls of the aquarium proper on the terrace side and the bottom is made of granite sheets insulated with puff. Sun streams into the aquarium from the glass on the top for about 5 hours every day, rest of the time it is brightly lit with indirect sunlight.
The bottom 1/3 from the front of my aquarium houses my undergravel filter. The rear 2/3 of the bottom is walled away by a 3" strip of acrylic. The bottom has a local lateritic soil mixed with fertilisers.
Two submersible pumps situated in the rear corners suck water from the UG and pump it through perforated 1/2" pipes at the rear bottom of the aquarium. The perforations are pointed at different angles towards the front of the aquarium and also a few vertically. The total volume of flow is about 500 liters per hour.
Two pipes from my twin areator feeds air into the perforated pipes of my UG output and the areators go on at night.
I intend to feed the CO2 at the intake of my UG pumps.