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59FIFTY
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PostPosted: 2010.04.29(Thu)7:15    Post subject: make a Co2 injector Reply with quote

I'm sorry but...I cannot for the life in me find a link anywhere to make a Co2 injector. I have the 2 litre bottle with the air tube running thru the cap and all but I cannot find what to put in the bottle to make the Co2. (This is for both of my tank just so you know. I will make another smaller one if needed for my 5 gallon planted betta tank.) I did search the board before posted this.
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Darkblade48
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PostPosted: 2010.04.29(Thu)7:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

The recipe that many people use for a 2L soda bottle is as follows:

2 cups sugar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon yeast
Fill with tepid water up to the part of the bottle where it begins to curve.
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59FIFTY
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PostPosted: 2010.04.29(Thu)8:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay. Thanks! I am using the newer model of the Cocacola brand sodas. The take the shape of an actual coke bottle will the amount of water change the diffusion?
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Marcos Avila
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PostPosted: 2010.04.29(Thu)9:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CO2 Fever: DIY CO2 Injectors

The very first result if you Google CO2 Injectors Rolling Eyes
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59FIFTY
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PostPosted: 2010.04.29(Thu)9:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh... never tried anything that simple. Confused I kept doing DIY Co2 ingredients. I did end up finding one but was not sure how accurate it is. Oh, btw Marcos, Is it against the rules in the photo contest to delete your entry with a newer one. I re-scaped thee tank I entered...
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59FIFTY
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PostPosted: 2010.05.02(Sun)0:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay well it is working and I am getting a bubble every 3-4 seconds.
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PostPosted: 2010.05.02(Sun)1:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

How are you diffusing the CO2 into the aquarium 59?
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59FIFTY
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PostPosted: 2010.05.02(Sun)1:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never really got how to do this. I just have a tube going to the bottom of the aquarium. Is this okay?
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PostPosted: 2010.05.02(Sun)1:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would hook up a airstone to the bottom so that it makes it into smaller bubbles, or you can spend the 20$ and get a C02 diffuser.
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PostPosted: 2010.05.02(Sun)2:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few air stones laying around here from older tanks that I used to have. I can't afford a diffuser right now because I am saving money for a new camera. Also, I want to do Co2 for my 5 gallon oplanted tank but my mom doesn't want a huge 2 liter coke bottle above my tank. Is there a way to use a 20 Fluid Oz bottle? What is the amount of yeast and sugar?
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