Homemade CO2 PART 1 OUT OF 2

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This is how to make a homemade carbon dioxide generator for your aquarium plants. Please comment. THIS VIDEO BELONGS TO QUAQA88 OF YOUTUBE

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    15 Comments

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    macglobalus
    macglobalus

    5 years ago

    I cant see your video is listed as private by youtube

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    jazzeux
    jazzeux

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    LiquidLightning

     It's not a reaction, yeast is alive, and basically once it eats the sugar, it farts out CO2. =D

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    zwanman89
    zwanman89

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    D4NG3RNL
    D4NG3RNL

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, you get the EXACT same reaction with beer/wine ect ect ;)

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    Glitched
    Glitched

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    booyaababe
    booyaababe

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    biopak
    biopak

    12 years ago on Introduction

    can you come up with a home made automatic fish feeder next, possibly containing enought food to last around a month

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    tcassaday
    tcassaday

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    PS118
    PS118

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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 )