Originally Posted by Griggs2121
My bubbles dont follow up the ladder, they just float up to the top, I think I have it set up right, but maybe its just a little off.
How would I hook up more bottles to the one I have?
What are vals? is sag, sagetary?
I hope you get that ladder working for you, I have a couple and I really like how they work.
To attach a second bottle, you would have to get an airline 'T' at your local fish store (LFS) or find one that fits at Home Depot or some place like that. Then you have to get a 2 liter soda bottle and set up the do-it-yourself (DIY) system that is in several threads on this forum. You can run the bottles on opposite weeks to ensure a steady flow of CO2.
Vallisneria and Sagittaria are groups of grassy aquatic plants that both have North American species that you can buy if you don't want to wait till spring to collect some yourself. There are a lot of other plants that are in the trade that are native as well. What part of NA are you trying to replicate, are you interested in plants native to the South East?
Quick recipe for the Hagen canister, sugar to the line in the bottle as the instructions say, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon of yeast, fill with lukewarm water. For the 2 liter bottle, 2 cups sugar, 1 table spoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon yeast, fill with 1.5 to 1.75 liters of lukewarm water. There are many other recipes, this is just a place to start.