So I recently went from a 1 bottle set up to a 2 bottle set up - both at 1.89L, hooked it up last night, had lackluster bubbles from my counter (thought maybe the yeast had gone bad), checked on it this morning and went to work....and when I came back home, my entire studio smelled like fermented yeast, no co2 coming out of the diffuser, and the bubble counter producing less than before.
So, a clear leak...but why?
My original bottle worked perfectly well, and so did the bubble counter and diffuser, so the leak must be because of the new bottle + equipment, right?
The only thing I added were:
-This Tee connecter:
-A new sealed bottle (sealed on top and bottom of cap), and two check valves on each bottle line BEFORE the bubble counter. There is an additional check valve on the line leading into the tank.
And this is the type of tubing i've been using:
Also, attached is a picture of what the yeast looks like in BOTH bottles, not just the new one.
Anyone have any suggestions/clues? The DIY set ups are not even two months old, so I dont THINK the silicone could have worn down, but has anyone ever had it break while adjusting or twisting the caps? thats all I can think of. =/