Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muskego, Wisconsin
DIY CO2 smell
Hi all, I a 38 gallon planted tank with DIy CO2 running. I am using a 1 gallon plastic jug, which is plumbed through a check valve to a Red Sea power head venturi setup. In this generator I am using 5 cups of dechlorinated water, 5 cups of sugar, and 1 tsp of yeast. It seem to work really well except for one issue-it stinks to high heaven.
Have any of you had this issue, and is there anyway to eliminate the odor? I am investigating better bottles, and I am in the process of getting some 1 gallon flourinated bottles. These are much more chemically resistant, as I think some of the odor is coming through the plastic. Secondly, I am sure some of this smell is coming through the powerheads input into the tank via the bubbles.