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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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DIY CO2 for 55 gal tank

I have just added significant plants to my 55 gal tank and want to set up a DIY yeast CO2 system. I was looking at ladder defuser online and started to question if my tank is too large for a 2 liter bottle CO2 set up. Comments?
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my tank is a 50gal and im using the DIY method whit 2 2 litter bottles and is doing fine : )
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I would use two gallon-sized containers instead of two 2-liter bottles. Use champagne yeast to make the mix last longer. When CO2 production goes down (don't wait for it to stop completely), pour out the old sugarwater but leave the yeast sludge in the bottle. Then add fresh sugarwater and set it up as before. This way, you recycle your yeast. Don't forget to use a good diffuser or reactor to make sure none of the CO2 is wasted.

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I used 3 2L on my 65gal..but switched to pressurized because it was a pain to always monitor the amount of co2 being produced and make sure to remember to replace a bottle every week, to always have a fresh batch going. Just a pain.....pressurized is well worth the money.
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Pressurized costs about $300-400. If you have the money, I say get pressurized. If you don't, get some good yeast and DIY until you do.

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