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video Homemade CO2 PART 1 OUT OF 2
This is how to make a homemade carbon dioxide generator for your aquarium plants. Please comment. THIS VIDEO BELONGS TO QUAQA88 OF YOUTUBE
RGalliath2 years ago
There are two problems with this:
1. Your more lily to kill your fish and fish provide co2 anyway.
2. When the pressure inside gets to big to escape through the airline its going to explode. It will through bits of plastic, sugar water, alchohal, and live yeast everywhere.
mas97795 years ago
help plants and kill the fish.
if you stop it during the night it does not kill the fish
jazzeux mas97794 years ago
Don't forget to check your PH level. When you inject CO2 in the aquarium, PH will drop a bit. If you don't do so, it might kill your fish
toddstivers4 years ago
ive tried this and it didnt work suggestions
 It's not a reaction, yeast is alive, and basically once it eats the sugar, it farts out CO2. =D
bassmonkey5 years ago
"...and they get very happy."
zwanman895 years ago
You can speed up the reaction by warming the water up a little before. Yeast grows the fastest at about 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Be careful not to make it too hot though cuz you can kill the yeast. BTW the reaction is fermentation. The yeast is turning the sugar and water into alcohol.
Yeah, you get the EXACT same reaction with beer/wine ect ect ;)
Glitched5 years ago
Instead of / or to use with the check valve, I use a second bottle for the gas to pass through first to act as an overfull catch can. Helps to stop any mess getting into the tank
booyaababe5 years ago
Oh..its not called a diffuser, its a reactor...my bad...
booyaababe5 years ago
Hey .. LIke the video..I was reading on another site about these C02 rigs..they suggested some sort of diffuser at the aquarium end of the tube so that the C02 doesn't just go up in bubbles ..it forces the C02 to be absorbed into the water..they used a small aquarium vacuum...? I dunno, maybe something to check into?
biopak5 years ago
can you come up with a home made automatic fish feeder next, possibly containing enought food to last around a month
tcassaday5 years ago
I noticed that you ran your aerator during the day. I would recommend that you only run it at night, because during the day the plants will make enough O2 (oxygen) to offset the CO2 (carbon dioxide) so you don't need to use an aerator. But at night you do need to run it because plants take in O2 instead of CO2. So at night if you are not careful you could end up with excess CO2 and some major pH swings.
PS1185 years ago
Sweet! I am so making a dozen of these. (One for my aquariam and the rest to give my enviro-freak friends a coronary when they come over >:D )