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Diy co2 for 50-60 gallon tank

How many bottles would i need to supply enough co2 for my tank. And has any one tried other ingredients besides yeast? What about citric acid? Mollases? Wine yeast? Whats the best set up for diy co2 i could do.

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I'd do 3 x 2 liters at the least and keep them on rotation. Brewers yeast should last longer than regular as it holds up to the alcohol byproduct better.

Honestly you're probably going to get real sick of doing it real fast. I'll never go back to diy.
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I agree. I tried it many years ago and soon got fed up with the whole thing. I am just using the small CO2 bombs and it works out to about 1.50 Canadian per week. Less than the cost of a beer.

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I tried the diy version long time ago it works for people with small tanks best but once you go past 55 gal its time to buy pressurized setup and no one says your first one has to be the Cadillac version see about buying a used one that is how I started off
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I ran DIY for several months on a 75 gal with good success.

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2 bottles minimum will be needed for rotation purposes.

Reactor is the key so CO2 doesn't just get wasted.
How do you plan to introduce the CO2 in the water column?


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Have a spiral diffuser that came with a crack at the bottom so waiting in response from seller. But diffuser and bubbles going into a powerhead.
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Moved diffuser and the powerhead is pushing bubbles into filter intake diffusing it some more

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So cut off co2 to see if it helps to get my cycly going again and to see if it stops the bubbles foring by the filters output

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