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Need advice on CO2

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by u2_crazy, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. u2_crazy

    u2_crazy Junior Poster

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    I am pondering my CO2 setup. I have been doing a DIY CO2 for a while with mixed results. I want to get something more consistent for a budget price, so Compressed CO2 is out.

    Currently I have 2 - 2 litre juice bottles with a sugar yeast mixture that dumps the co2 into a jungle labs fizz factory chamber inside the tank, just above the spray bar. I'm not happy with how often I have to change the bottles and how inconsistent the co2 is.

    I am considering buying 2 Hagen Nutrafin CO2 natural setups and placing 1 at each end of the tank (it's a 29G). Once I have run out of refils I can use a diy mixture or buy new packets.

    So, is my money best spent on the 2 systems or should I invest in a better reactor and keep the DIY bottles and maybe try a new mixture?

    the mix I use now is 1/2 tsp of Yeast, 2 cups sugar.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    See the internal CO2 reactor DIY post I put up, that will get the most out of the yeast method.

    Plug the powerhead into the light timer from there.
    Cost about 2$ then whatever the cost of the powerhead(8-12$ in the USA).

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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