DIY CO2 generator for live plants
I made this .pdf a while back on how to build a Do-It-Yourself Carbon Dioxide Generator with common household items.
Hope you enjoy, it's not very polished but I am open to suggestions for
That's really clever, i believe that the co2 can be a good ph lowering method also. I'm sure i read that somewhere, don't know whether it's true or not though.lol
Last edited by escamosa; 03-30-2009 at 07:52 AM.
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
very good write up, thanks
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10G (dozens of) blue pearl shrimp
70L with jewel cichlid female
7G tank 12 CRS (more like 60 at this stage)
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The DIY CO2 is what most of us use here. I don't silcone my airline, tho. I cut the line at a pointed angle, pull it thru the hole with pliers and that's it. It's very tight and air proof. I also just use a punch to make the hole in the cap.
Wow, I guess the kiss principal applies here. (Keep It Simple Stupid!)
I have been drilling and tapping threads into my caps! Thanks for the tip.
Same, the only tool i use are needle nose plyers, use my lighter to heat up the end cap a little bit (not much) and poke the hole, flip it over and use them to pull the hose through. Done deal
Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
I use a lot less sugar than most, and i am always experimenting with the mixtures for different tanks. It can be a pita to get the ph you want relatively stable and all that mess.