Fully automated DIY yeast CO2 as good as the CO2 tank?
Check this out. I bought the whole damn 9 yards last week. A fully automated CO2 system with CO2 tank, regulator, controller, everything. Well, as it turns out my bubble counter had a leak in it, so I had to request a new one be sent. In the meantime, I hooked up a 2-liter bottle of DIY yeast to my reactor and instead of plugging the CO2 tank solenoid to the controller, I plugged the reactor into the controller. That way it flips the reactor on if the PH is too high and turns it off if it's too low. The CO2 bubbles from the 2-liter bottle don't do much without the reactor on.
After carefully monitoring my PH, it seems like the DIY CO2 works just as well as the CO2 tank! I could've cut my $350 cost down by like half just using that method. I wouldn't need the tank, regulator, or bubble counter that way and the tank alone was $100 after taxes and such (I got the 10lb).
Anyone else using that method or tried it out? I am surprised at how well it seems to work.
The only negative I can think of is in the middle of the day if the plants are sucking the hell out of the CO2 and the yeast can't keep up, I can't really crank it up any more.
Two 1 GA desktops, a 5 gallon, a 2.5 gallon, a 10 gallon, a 20 gallon, a 25 gallon, and two 75 gallon tanks, all planted.
I am an expert on algae, so ask me if you have questions. I know how to grow it, just not how to get rid of it.