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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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My DIY co2 works too well

Plants are growing great but I noticed my fish showing the signs of too much gas this week. I have been making small changes to the water flow and I guess I hit the sweet spot, ha ha. My Otto's were real pale and just laying on the bottom, Flame Tetras were hiding and skittish although the Danios and Rasboras seemed normal.

So I threw an airstone in and will adjust the filter output to give a little surface agitation tomorrow and see how it goes. I never thought I had to worry about gassing them with DIY but it seems like I do.
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Oh you can definitely gass fish w/diy, the problem is cuttin it down when you realize it's to much

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Yeah, still trying to tweak the way the chopstick diffuses the bubbles and for some reason this weeks bottle started putting more bubbles per second out. Normally I get about 1 to 1.5 BPS with both bottles connected and this week I had noticed it was definitely higher. I think I am getting better at starting the yeast because that is all I have changed. If this weeks bottle turns out to be just as hot then I will adjust the amount of yeast on future bottles and see if that does it. I guess it is a good problem to have though, ha ha.
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How big is the tank? You might get to much CO2 for a 10 gallon tank, but you won't for a 55 gallon tank. CO2 isn't the only thing that can cause distress for the fish.

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