CO2 mix

Postby Dookie » 2006-08-27 14:26

Does this look okay for a DIY? Kinda hard to get it to stay put when you're using a spray bar with nowhere to fasten it to. Does it need to be further up or down? I have an airstone too but haven't added it. Should I? lol

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Postby KittyKat » 2006-08-27 19:36

looks like you have a lot of bubbles comming off it... or is that the spray bar? it would be better if you could lower it further down and put a very fine airstone on it. is that an airline? if yes, you can get airline clip/suckers which are used to attach it to the glass ;)
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-08-28 15:28

I can get you a pack for about ?1.25 if that helps.
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Postby Dookie » 2006-08-29 09:39

Yep that's an air line placed in line with the spray bar outlet. It's giving off 1 bubble per 4-7 secs at the min, and i've put an airstone in it and pushed it right to the bottom of the tank.

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I don't think i'll need them, cheers tho -_-
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-08-29 12:56

Lol - no problems ^_^
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Postby Dookie » 2006-08-30 16:30

I wonder if adding something to the airline to catch the co2 bubbles underwater would be worthwhile. I was thinking of using a bottle top or something a little bigger. It would be umbrella style, and would keep the bubbles underwater so they would have the chance to dissolve into the water properly. The way I have the airline and bubble stone rigged up at the minute they're just going straight to the surface. I doubt if it's even doing any good.

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Postby KittyKat » 2006-08-30 18:17

I have used that on occasion and it does work :) that way the CO<sub>2</sub> has more time to dissolve in the water.

I think you must have just overdone the yeast this time round ^_^ not a problem, but do monitor the pH carefully. You want to try and get about 1 small bubble every 30-60 seconds next time.
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-08-31 16:56

Has the yeastfood helped at all?
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Postby Dookie » 2007-01-07 14:52

I have a question...
Looking about on the internet for DIY co2 recipes there are quite a few, American ones I think. But i'm getting confused between "baking soda, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda". Is it baking powder I should be using? I think I used bicarbonate of soda the last time I made the mixture up... that was geting on 2 months ago now and it's still going! Usually I get 2 weeks out of the exact same recipe, probably with baking powder. Got mixed up I thinks :P
So, baking powder and baking soda is the same thing, just UK Vs USA?
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-01-07 15:04

Baking soda, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are all the same thing... only difference between the three is that baking powder are the other two (which are both the same thing) mixed with acid.

IBF: it prolonged the life of the mixture by a bit... I can't remember by how much tho and I am no longer using CO<sub>2</sub> because it would be too much asking someone else to look after that as well as the 4ft!
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