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diy co2 supply over 1 month

what u guys think about a co2 generator from those 5 gallon water containers?i already have a container and gonna try that.
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Sounds intense. Maybe hook up a bubble counter to it as well to see how much flow you are getting.
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interested in seeing how that works out for you, keep us updated!
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wouldn't that just make more co2? i don't think more volume would last any longer. well actually, i guess there must be a very low producing solution that might last that long, and since you're dealing with a 5gal container with a lot of water and sugar and yeast you might be able to pull off a month. i think you'd still need two of them to keep the flow constant.
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After your significant other - justifiably homicides - you for the fermenting mess on the carpet, can we have your tanks?

I hope I'm kidding. I too will be interested in this experiment.
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wouldn't that just make more co2? i don't think more volume would last any longer. well actually, i guess there must be a very low producing solution that might last that long, and since you're dealing with a 5gal container with a lot of water and sugar and yeast you might be able to pull off a month. i think you'd still need two of them to keep the flow constant.
^ +1 Agreed.

Maybe if you tried a Jell-O mix with that...or use champagne yeast.
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first of all thx for the replies
i was gonna try that today but i need a valve and i dont have that much sugar probably ill do it tomorrow
thats just an experiment for my future 40 gallon breeder tank i already have a 2x2 liter bottle setup from my 55 gallon (that 55 gallon was an epic failure no reactor not enough lights not enough width for aquascaping and gave it to a friend)
i did some research and find out yeast dies because of the increasing alcohol concentration in the water if i use 5 gallon water 2 cups sugar per 2 liter (i use 2 cup sugar 2liter soda bottle 1/4 tsp yeast mixture)that makes aproximately 19 cups sugar and 1/4 tsp yeast;i think im gonna have the same bps ,expect to produce 2 months constant co2 ;i dont think its gonna be more co2 but a longer time co2
by the time i didnt finish my tank setup yet but my roommate have a non planted community tank
ill try to get u informed and send pictures
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Been there and done all that X 8, --------- using 40L HDP jerry-cans.

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i got the check valve and sugar
dissolved 2 cans of sugar in hot water and waiting for the temperature to come down right now its 120F(shaking that 5 gallon bottle was a pain)
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Um... why not pull out all the stops and just get a home brewing kit?

Make up a batch of beer while you inject your tank with CO2
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thatd be great
by the way ive finished my setup and waiting for the bubbles
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Just get a pressurized system. Seriously you will slap yourself after you do and think about all the trouble you put yourself through to "save some money". Its in quotations because you wont be doing any of that.


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I was waiting to see if anybody else would chime in,
I recently made the switch from DIY to paintball.
I will never go back to DIY!!
looking at your costs for doing the 5 gallon you may actually get out cheaper in the long run if you go pressurized.
Plus that diy mess really f-ing stinks!!
it's as bad as bong water! once it's in the carpet you cant get it out.
2x2litre on a 55 what was the ppm?
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Nothing is as bad a bong water!

Not only is the ease of use much better with pressurized but also the control is far and away my main excitement with it.


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it started bubbleing 3 bubbles at the same time in 1 minute for now
probably its gonna get better i see very tiny bubbles trapped on the wall of container
no need to worry about back syphoning if u use a check valve costs only 1$
expect to see more bubbles tomorrow
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