Planted Tank VIP
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Here it is. It's a little cluttered with the gallon of Stress Coat, the Python No Spill N Fill and whatnot, but you can see the two Orange Juice gallon jugs with the line glued to the cap. I put a check valve to prevent the tank from siphoning into the bottle if negative pressure happened to build up in the bottle. You can get check valves at almost any fish store.
They're under the tank and you don't need an air pump. Once the yeast starts feeding on the sugar, they produce CO2 so quickly that it pressurizes the bottle and feeds into the tank. After a day, the reactor will make at least one bubble per second, tapering off to one every 5-10 seconds for a few weeks and then down to nothing, at which time you empty it and refill with sugar water and yeast according to the article.
- Sam P -
plantedtanker in limbo - all tanks currently in storage