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    I have ordered bubble counters and will set up a few of those DIY yeast/sugar/water concoctions for CO2.

    My concern is pH dropping during the nightime. I read CO2 should be off when the lights are? I was wondering if I could add an inline shut-off (like on air pumps) and just turn CO2 off this way or do you think with it being under pressure, this would not work? I'd hate for the line to pop apart and this thing bubbling on my floor all night.

    What is the normal setting for a planted tank? I think I heard 2-3 bubbles per minute?

    Any other idea's as to how to shut this bubbler off at night without unhooking it every day or is none of that really necessary?

    Thanks

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    My plan is just to use an airstone and take it out when I shut the lights off. The bubble counters will probably dissolve more CO2 than the airstone but I only have a 10g tank so meh...

    As for the bubble rate, what size tank do you have?
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    Trying to stop the bubbles from comming out during the night will definately create some serious pressure in a DIY setup. I think the only way would be to get the expensive tank setup where you could actually turn off the C02 tank itself. Mine runs 24/7 and I have no PH issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jweintraub
    Trying to stop the bubbles from comming out during the night will definately create some serious pressure in a DIY setup. I think the only way would be to get the expensive tank setup where you could actually turn off the C02 tank itself. Mine runs 24/7 and I have no PH issues.
    Well, with an airstone, you could just take the airstone out of the tank :) Otherwise, capping a bottle with an active yeast ingredient is a ticking bomb....literally, hehe.
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    bombs away! lol

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    chrona's idea sounds better

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