DIY co2 and Hagen co2 overkill?
Hi guys. I've got a Hagen co2 system running with 1/2 tsp. of yeast (the rest of the recipe is normal, sugar and water to repsective lines, 1 tsp baking soda). I'm getting 20 BPM. Most people reccomend using 1/4 tsp instead. I've got a 3 liter DIY co2 bottle project going, and now all I need is a screw in thingie to make a seal with the other screw in thingie the air line connects to.
Heres my question. The DIY alone should give me 1 bubble per second, acording to what I read from another member here. Is it a wise idea to go ahead and leave the Hagen on the tank and connect the two using a T connector if I use 1/4 tsp. instead of 1/2 tsp of yeast? My recipe for the 3 liter is 3 cups sugar, 3 tsp. baking soda, 3 liters of water, and 1/2 tsp. yeast. My recipe for the hagen system will be sugar and water to their respective lines, 1 tsp. of baking soda and 1/4 tsp. of yeast. Is this overkill? should I just forget about the hagen canister and just use the 3 liter co2 bottle? This tank is a ten gallon with the rocks and substrate probably holds 7 gallons of water. I'm dosing ferts and have 4 wpg (screw in power compact lights). I'm going to use a hagen ladder (man I love these things! they look cool and work great!)
I'm thinking "hey, why not?!" but i'm also thinking "Oh god they could all die! DIE!!!!". I'd appreciate your opinions.