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This instructable will show you how to make your very own cheap and effective CO2 Reactor for a healthy, green planted aquarium.
You will need: A one liter gatorade bottle (or similar) Several feet of airline tubing (vinyl is ok, but silicon is better) An air diffuser A suction cup ...
You want to make a hole in your bottle cap that is just a wee bit smaller than your airline tubings overall diameter. I used a pair of ...
Make a slanted cut in the end of your airline tubing. This will make it easier to get in the hole on the cap.
Pull your airline tubing about 1.5" through the cap. If you are having troubles, try pulling with a pair of pliers. If you are STILL having trouble, you ...
Ok, this is the part where I messed up when I was taking the pictures. Bear with me. About 6-10 inches away from the cap, cut the line ...
Now, here is the messy part. You want to use your aquarium silicon to put a nice bead around the inside and the outside of the bottle cap, ...
Now, you want to make sure that your cap still fits. I got silicon on the threads of my first bottle cap, and it really messed with it, ...
Now, plug your air diffuser into the other end of the line. It should fit fairly snuggly, and thats what we want.
Now, you want to add you suction cup to the end of the line with the air diffuser. Depending on your suction cup, the last step may or ...
Now you are ready to place the air diffuser in your aquarium. the ideal placement is low in the aquarium, and next to a filter intake, so the ...
Ok, now its time to mix up your "CO2 juice". I don't have any pictures of this, but its just like following a recipe. First, you fill your ...
Have a beautiful planted tank. At night, when your lights are off, run an airstone to prevent pH swings.
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