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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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help! diy co2 bubbles over.

had a malfunction with yeast/sugar bubbling over. caught it kinda soon but enough went in to really cloud tank. tank is 40 gallon. moderate light and moderatly planted. mostly tetras, ottos, shrimp. immediatly did a large water change (about 75%) water is clear and parameters are good. is there any thing that can be done to further counteract the effects? im thinking maybe another water change in a couple days as im expecting to have a big yeast die off. if anyone has any advice it would really be appreciated. byw, had enough messing around and will be going pressurized by the end of the week.
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add a second bottle to the design plan if it does not have one. it would help with an overflow problem.
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and the second bottle can act as a bubble counter too. kinda a bonus
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But if you're going pressurized in a week I wouldn't bother modifying your current setup.

I had 2 bottles when i did DIY CO2. One ran through the other so if there was an overflow it would get stuck in the second bottle.

And I wouldn't worry too much about the sugar and yeast getting into the tank. The sugar and yeast both will just turn into nitrates and feed your plants, and the alcohol has probably evaporated off my now.

If you get an ammonia spike then you had more die off than the bacteria in your tank could process, so i'd watch for that just to be safe. But after doing a water change already I doubt that you have much to worry about.
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