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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-25-2006, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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I do not know if this belongs here, but is DIY CO2 too much for a 6 gallon eclipse?

I just started a DIY CO2 in my 6 gallon eclipse. I am using a 2 liter bottle with sugar and yeast with an airstone in the tank. However the reason I am wondering is it seems like constant bubbles are coming out of the airstone. Does anyone have any experience with this and is it too much? Also if it is too much will it slow down? Thank you.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-25-2006, 03:46 PM
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you can speed up the reaction by raising the temp of the bottle, and you can use less yeast to make a slower longer reaction.

if it is too much your ph will drop too much. monitor ph, and if necessary, blow some out with an airstone. you don't want to kill fish.

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I have an 8 gal and DIY. Do you have a bubble counter in your system? If so you should have about 1-2 bubbles per second. You will alway have a constant flow of bubbles commin out of the airstone.

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