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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    I cant see your video is listed as private by youtube

    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

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

    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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    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

    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?

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

    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.

    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 )