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so i made the homeade co2 it has been made for 3 hours. it makes about 1 bubble every 5 seconds. but then i put my diffuser on and it dosnt make any bubbles why is this?
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Tell me what you think of this DIY and were you match up.
Additionally, any information in his article is worth discussing.
Take the time to explain what you find worth discussing.
Right now, the yeast are going through a lag phase so you have time.
http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html


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Pressure needs to build up before it can force its way out of the diffuser. This can take hours.
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Or you may find that yeast never build enough pressure for some diffusers.
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Back pressure from diffusers can cause the system to develop leaks. Even the check valve should be a low pressure valve. They both will act to filter any airborne yeast and start to grow their own little colony of crud. So, they should be cleaned or replaced regularly.

Modified power heads often act as a venturi and help out by altering the pressure to pull the CO2 into the water stream. They are easier to clean then diffusers. There is a diy reactor/diffuser using the AquaClear HOB filter that provided excellent CO2 levels.

Normal, efficient fermentation does this,

I hope all of this helps.


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That lag phase should be coming to an end and the yeast, as energetic as three giggling girls.


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