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DIY CO2 Q? you think this is possible?

i have one of the red sea yeast co2 setups. its basically a 1 liter size container with reactor. my question is since i'm so inexperienced with co2 is....do you think its possible for a single container that size producing co2 with good quality wine yeast, to raise co2 5ppm in a 42 gallon tank?

my normal water stats out of the tap are 5KH with 7.6ish ph. with the yeast that came with the system (probably only marginally effective) its holding my 42 gallon tank at 7.3 ish ph with the same 5 KH. my best estimates puts my co2 in the 7ish range right now. i'd like to see it get to at least 10ppm preferably 15ish. but i dont expect 15 with only 1 bottle.
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I doubt its possible with only one bottle. You can try a couple of 2 liter bottles hooked up "in line" with the redsea system, changing the yeast mixture every week or two.

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You'll definitely need more yeast bottles and to do everything you can to prevent offgassing the CO2.


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much thanks....i will definatelly research those options then.
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