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Insulating DIY Co2

Now that winter is here it starts to get colder in my basment. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to keep my DIY bottle warmer to keep the reaction going?
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gte a bucket and a cheap aquarium heater . fill with water , add some bleach and set to the temp you want
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I assume you have a heater in your fish tank.
simply press the DIY bottle against the tank glass,
wrap an insulating blanket around all exposed parts
of the bottle, then tape each end to the tank glass.
that should help keep the bottle near the same
temperature as the tank water.

only if it's feasible, simply place the bottle on top of
your warm light fixture. that way it will heat up during
the day while your light it on, when you need Co2 most.


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only if it's feasible, simply place the bottle on top of
your warm light fixture. that way it will heat up during
the day while your light it on, when you need Co2 most.
I would just like to add that you shouldn't place the diy co2 bottle sideways only upright unless you want all that yeast & stuff in your tank

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I've also heard of putting a reptile heating pad underneath a bucket and putting the DIY CO2 inside the bucket with some water..
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gte a bucket and a cheap aquarium heater . fill with water , add some bleach and set to the temp you want
Why bleach?
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Why bleach?
Keeps the water from growing "stuff", otherwise warm water can get funky.

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yes very very funky try half inch of white goo funk
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Good question and replies. I'm also going to have to do something about mine. My house gets really cold in the winter.
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