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Ugh!!! CO2 problems again

This week I finally make the magic Co2 solution. My plants were doing great, I was at 30 ppm of Co2, nothing really could have gotten better.
Yesturday I went home and my Co2 was bubbling away and my indicator said 30 ppm.
So anyways, I go home today and it's not bubbling. I first check the hose, it's fine, I then made sure my reactor wasn't leaking.....it wasn't. I shook up the bottle a bunch it bubbled and fizzed and was building pressure but nothing came out. The temperature of the tank or the room my tank is in hasn't changed or anything.
Can anyone tell me why my Co2 just stopped working?
Note: I just made this solution on Sunday.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 12:53 AM
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The check valve could be full with carbonic acid and not allow co2 through.
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The check valve could be full with carbonic acid and not allow co2 through.
um never heard that one before. Just check the check valve and see if any of the mixture worked its way into the check valve and got sticky.

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I don't have a check valve and my air tubing is completely clean, not even any moisture in there.
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Just got home today and I see there is tiny tiny bubbles coming out of the top of my cap to my DIY bottle.....I am sick of this, time for industrial strength apoxy. I'm not going to bother with aquarium silicone anymore.
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Lol.

THis happens to me Time to time, Soak the Difusser in Bleach Solution. Empty all the water in the diffusor

One month in.
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Lol.

THis happens to me Time to time, Soak the Difusser in Bleach Solution. Empty all the water in the diffusor
SouNDs tO mE LiKE the POster aLreadY fOUnd thE SoluTIon.


How did you cut the hole in your bottle? I've had good luck with the seal using an 11/64 drill bit.

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No need to use any sealants. Just do as the above poster stated. Drill the hole smaller than the tubing. Cut the tubing at an angle. Pull tubing through hole.
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