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    Good point on using the Excel from ILMGB. That will give them a boost and a good growth spurt. (Just don't use it with vals.)

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    Squirt, the amount of CO2 is actaully dependent on the Sugar to Yeast ratio, not the size of the bottle. The size of the bottle just lets you make a mixture that will last longer. If you want to increase the amount of CO2 going in then you increase the amount of yeast you use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Good point on using the Excel from ILMGB. That will give them a boost and a good growth spurt. (Just don't use it with vals.)
    Is this the stuff your talking about??? Why can't you use it with Vals??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    Squirt, the amount of CO2 is actaully dependent on the Sugar to Yeast ratio, not the size of the bottle. The size of the bottle just lets you make a mixture that will last longer. If you want to increase the amount of CO2 going in then you increase the amount of yeast you use.
    oh. Ok. Well in that case then. How much yeas to sugar ratio should I make??
    The recipe I used last time was:
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    one-quarter teaspoon yeast
    I forget how much water I used.

    What recipe should I do?

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    Excell has been widely reported to cause Vals to melt.

    If that recipe worked well for you last time then go ahead and use it again, you may want to cut the baking soda back to about 3/4 tsp though since that is what controls the reaction. If you cut it back it will allow for faster production of CO2 as well.
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    I agree any added co2 will be beneficial to the plants.... The surface aggitation now as goldbarb said is depleting any co2 in the tank...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    Excell has been widely reported to cause Vals to melt.

    If that recipe worked well for you last time then go ahead and use it again, you may want to cut the baking soda back to about 3/4 tsp though since that is what controls the reaction. If you cut it back it will allow for faster production of CO2 as well.
    should I triple everything though?? I used that in my 10g.

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    You can triple, but all that will do is tripple the length of time the batch will last. What you are after is increased amount, so if you triple everything but the baking soda (only maybe double that) then you get increased production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    You can triple, but all that will do is tripple the length of time the batch will last. What you are after is increased amount, so if you triple everything but the baking soda (only maybe double that) then you get increased production.
    alright. Thanks.

    EDIT - does it matter how much water I use??? like how much hot and cold water should I use? I forget how to mix it all together.

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    You want to end up with the water at room temperature to activate the yeast. If you get it too hot you will kill it and if you get it too cold it will stay dormant until it warms up enough.
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