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CO2 mixtures.

So i have been doing ALOT of reading here on the forum and have found a bunch of different CO2 mixtures out there and wonder what you folks suggest.

I have a 10g and made a 1L bottle reactor with a small gas seperator and planned on using 2cups water 1cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon wine yeast.

Any inputs/suggestions are great. Im new to this stuff.
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you should bloom your yeast in 1-2 cups of warm water add the mix to 2L finish filling bottle untill it starts to get smaller at the top...

to bloom the yeast add a few table spoons of shuger the warm water, add yeast, mix it up and wait 15 mins.
blooming the yeast speeds up the process of getting bubbles and makes the yeast "wake up" faster
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My last batch I used a very similar mix, 1 cup sugar, 1/8tsp yeast (maybe a slight it more) and filled the 2L's like jreich mentioned. I also used dechlor in the water. Next batch I may add some protein shake mix too.

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In theroy wouldnt the yeast that could hold up to stonger alcohol levels be the best for this as one could just add sugar if the mixture fizzled out?
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In theroy wouldnt the yeast that could hold up to stonger alcohol levels be the best for this as one could just add sugar if the mixture fizzled out?
No. Wine yeast sucks. I tried a couple packets and got next to nothing out of my mix. Now I use the jar of generic fast rise bread yeast that you can pick up for about $2-3 at the grocery store. In a 2L I use 2 cups of sugar dissolved in 100-105 degree water. I dump 1tsp of yeast in 1 cup of 100-105 degree water and let it sit for 15 mins. Then I pour it in the 2L and mix everything up really well. The final mixture should fill the bottle to the point where the radius begins (80% full). This gets me about 1 bubble per second for a week or so. I have two bottles that I alternate every other week to make sure I always have 1 bubble per second. This is on a 10g tank as well.

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