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Whats the best DIY CO2 system???

I have a 46bow and have been seraching high and low for the best DIY CO2 system for a few weeks now. Alot of them seem to be good but if im going to invest the time to build it I want to make sure im building the best one out there. Please post a link and weather or not your using or have used the system before. I would love to build one as I just dont have the money to invest in a real one right now. Ive also been told you can build one just as good yourself. Thanks in advance for the links. I hope to get some good response...

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what's wrong with a simple 2L bottle, yeast and sugar?

no need to 'buy a system'...
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How do you go about building this?
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There are plenty of threads on this.

Search DIY CO2, or yeast, etc
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How do you go about building this?
http://www.coloradoaquarium.org/pics/co2.html


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There are also instructions right here in the articles (linked in top-right corner), as well as a ton of other very helpful planted tank related articles.


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I just got my drop checker with the 4dkh solution and tomarrow my diffuser should be here. Im getting ready to build the 2L yeast system.

TANK:
46 Gallon Bow w/ Fluval 305, Inline Hydor ETH, 2 T-5 39watt 6700K, 2 Actinic Blue, 8 LED moon lights
LIVESTOCK:
8 White Cloud Minows, 1 Flame Dwarf Gourami, 1 Otto Cats, 1 Fancy Guppies, 2 SAE
INVERTS:
10 MTS
PLANTS:
Java Firn, Amazon Sword, Flame Moss, White Ribbon, Peacock Fern
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Its pretty similar to this setup... Whats the whole two bottle thing???

TANK:
46 Gallon Bow w/ Fluval 305, Inline Hydor ETH, 2 T-5 39watt 6700K, 2 Actinic Blue, 8 LED moon lights
LIVESTOCK:
8 White Cloud Minows, 1 Flame Dwarf Gourami, 1 Otto Cats, 1 Fancy Guppies, 2 SAE
INVERTS:
10 MTS
PLANTS:
Java Firn, Amazon Sword, Flame Moss, White Ribbon, Peacock Fern
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provides more surface area so co2 production can increase.

plus in mines u can make wine in the mean time. lol
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