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WhySoSerious?



Join date : 2011-07-12
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PostSubject: DIY Co2   Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:18 am

Get a 1.89L bottle (ocean spray or v8 work). Drill a hole in a put an airline tube in the top (preferable a co2 airline tube).
Next if you want to do a diy bubble counter, you can use a antipasta jar or glass jar of a sort and drill two holes in the top. fill halfway with clean water and have one tube go down into the water, and on near the top of the bottle (NOT IN THE WATER). The tube that is in the water must be the hose connected to the 1.89L bottle. The other airline hose with leave your bubble counter and be connected to check valve. Then have a hose connected from the check valve to the tank and use whatever method you want to allow the co2 to enter your tank. Mine is connected to a power head at the moment until i can get the smaller one I want. The formula will be 2cups sugar, 1/4 tea spoon yeast, and 1/2 tea spoon baking soda. Will the bottle 3/4 of the way with warm water. Next add in the 2cups sugar and mix until the water is clear. let it sit till room temperature. when at room temperature add the yeast and baking sode and slosh the water back an forth just to get the yeast and baking sode from sitting on the top. close the bottle and let it go on its own. Ill try and post a picture of mine tomorrow. Im in the middle of a DIY 55gal stand......my fish room has been changing over and over and over for the past 3months...

Don
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Co2   Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:51 am

Super cool, Don! Very Happy Definitely post up some pics!!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Co2   Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:04 pm

I was going to get a DIY guide up for these, but I just simply didn't have the time. I am interested in your DIY stand too
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WhySoSerious?



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PostSubject: Re: DIY Co2   Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:11 pm

I started a photo journal for the 55 on a forum I belong to, I suppose I can move it over here...literally my fish room has changed 3 times these past two semesters. atm theres 100g a 38gal and a 30gal, then a 10 and a 5 in my room. now theres going to be a 100gal a 38 and a 55 in my fish room with the 30 being a hamburg matten filter sump for the 100g and the 38 being town completely down and making a hamburg filter inside the tank for grow out/hospital. Ive been meaning to update, but time is time and I dont have a lot extra
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Co2   Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:16 pm

Dang thats epic!!!

I'm about to do a DIY Moss growing system I'm not sure how it will work out and if I should put it in DIY or put it in as a tank journal...I bought the stuff for it tonight
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Co2   Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:26 pm

I would say put it in here, because (how I see it) technically its the moss set up your going for not the tank right?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Co2   Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:29 pm

Yea I think you're right I'm doing initial placement and stuff now I'm kinda excited.....
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Co2   Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:35 pm

Well I guess I'll actually have it running tonight....I'm actually almost done!
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