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  1. Default DIY CO2 generator for live plants


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    Hi,

    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

    improvement.co2.pdf

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    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 08:52 AM.
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    very good write up, thanks
    juwel rio 180
    , 6 odessa barbs, 9 neon tetra, 3 keyhole cichlids, apistogramma cacatuoides, countless shrimp, apple snails
    10G (dozens of) blue pearl shrimp
    70L with jewel cichlid female
    7G tank 12 CRS (more like 60 at this stage)



    Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together ,and your body starts falling apart.

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    Interesting read!
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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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.

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    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.

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    I think its time to make one for my tank.
    My plants are browning and the leaves are deteriorating.I have to try something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    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.
    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

    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.

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    For being a pic hound!!! - Alfcea thankyou for all your help - sueshewoman A round of gifts for my friends at ac! - Wild Turkey to a very good buddy,happy thanksgiving - angelcakes Congrats on MOTM - Lady Hobbs 
    For being on the ball and having the forum at heart. - Brookfish Thanks for the gift! Now heres one for you ! - CephalopodLover congrats on MOTM - angelcakes same to you - mrs fishpatrick thanks for the help - LORENZO 
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    Does the CO2 mess with your ph?
    How many points up or down?
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    Same to you! - NickFish Happy thanksgiving! Enjoy your algae stay away from turkey! : ) - The Red Severum For being so welcoming to a newbie. - Brookfish A Little Extra Luck For You! - Northernguy This one moves! LOL - Wild Turkey 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernguy
    Does the CO2 mess with your ph?
    How many points up or down?
    Yup it makes it drop. Thats why we see a lot of "my ph is rising once in the tank" threads.

    Theres a chart to figure out how much it will drop according to KH

    pH 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.8 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.8 8.0
    KHº
    0.5 15 9.3 5.9 3.7 2.4 1.5 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1
    1.0 30 18.6 11.8 7.4 4.7 3 1.9 1.2 0.7 0.47 0.3
    1.5 44 28 17.6 11.1 7 4.4 2.8 1.8 1.1 0.7 0.4
    2.0 59 37 24 14.8 9.4 5.9 3.7 2.4 1.5 0.9 0.6
    2.5 73 46 30 18.5 11.8 7.3 4.6 3 1.9 1.2 0.7
    3.0 87 56 35 22 14 8.7 5.6 3.5 2.2 1.4 0.9
    3.5 103 65 41 26 16.4 10.3 6.5 4.1 2.6 1.6 1
    4.0 118 75 47 30 18.7 11.8 7.5 4.7 3 1.9 1.2
    5.0 147 93 59 37 23 14.7 9.3 5.9 3.7 2.3 1.5
    6.0 177 112 71 45 28 17.7 11.2 7.1 4.5 2.8 1.8
    8.0 240 149 94 59 37 24 14.9 9.4 5.9 3.7 2.3
    10 300 186 118 74 47 30 18.6 11.8 7.4 4.7 3
    15 440 280 176 111 70 44 28 17.6 11.1 7 4.4
    20 590 370 240 148 94 59 37 24 14.8 9.4 5.9

    Ah, it took out the spacing, here it is again: http://www.gpodio.com/diy_co2.asp scroll down

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