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Made my own DIY CO2 system for my planted aquarium using yeast, sugar water, airtubing, and voss bottles!  YES!

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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Made my own DIY CO2 system for my planted aquarium using yeast, sugar water, airtubing, and voss bottles!  YES!


Awesome....  I have had aquariums most my life but never tried a planted aquaiurm except for with sacrificial plants.

 

I have seen some awesome ones on YouTuibe.  and I have a 110 waiting for a job.  Providing I dont stock it with Tilapia.

 

How do you deliver it?   :pop

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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I run a airstone into a prefilter sponge, that way the bubbles stay trapped a lot longer for exchange.  I have good flow on my tank so I'm not worried there.  :)

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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Originally Posted by venymae View Post
 

I run a airstone into a prefilter sponge, that way the bubbles stay trapped a lot longer for exchange.  I have good flow on my tank so I'm not worried there.  :)


Ah...  Carbon dioxide is heavier than air and you can keep it in an open bucket just put the air pump inside to deliver it to the aquarium.

 

You can use a plain old air filled balloon to check the CO2 level as well.  It will float on top.  That way you can test your CO2 production levels.

 

I imagine you could also do this with dry ice...:pop

 

deb


Edited by perchie.girl - 12/15/15 at 10:24am

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Originally Posted by perchie.girl View Post


Ah...  Carbon dioxide is heavier than air and you can keep it in an open bucket just put the air pump inside to deliver it to the aquarium.

You can use a plain old air filled balloon to check the CO2 level as well.  It will float on top.  That way you can test your CO2 production levels.

I imagine you could also do this with dry ice...pop.gif

deb
I have yeast sugar slurry in one bottle, the natural co2 pressure build up forces it through the airline hose-stone-sponge. No compressor necessary: ) dry ice would burn too fast I imagine. I redo my yeast once a week. I also keep a co2 dropper to measure levels in the water so I don't gas my shrimp
Edited by venymae - 12/15/15 at 10:38am

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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Originally Posted by perchie.girl View Post


Ah...  Carbon dioxide is heavier than air and you can keep it in an open bucket just put the air pump inside to deliver it to the aquarium.

You can use a plain old air filled balloon to check the CO2 level as well.  It will float on top.  That way you can test your CO2 production levels.

I imagine you could also do this with dry ice...pop.gif

deb
I have yeast sugar slurry in one bottle, the natural co2 pressure build up forces it through the airline hose-stone-sponge. No compressor necessary: ) dry ice would burn too fast I imagine. I redo my yeast once a week. I also keep a co2 dropper to measure levels in the water so I don't gas my shrimp


Kewl.  I love it when people use the KISS...  rule of widgetry... Keep it Simple Silly.    How many gallons of water are you 'gassing'... :pop

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply
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Kewl.  I love it when people use the KISS...  rule of widgetry... Keep it Simple Silly.    How many gallons of water are you 'gassing'... pop.gif

deb
20😊

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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