Co2

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Aquatic Endeavors, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Aquatic Endeavors

    Aquatic Endeavors German blue ram Fish guru

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    Are there any members that have tried DIY co2 using a 2 liter bottle and yeast ?

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  2. Fish

    Fish German blue ram Fish guru

    Nope, I've always wanted a planted tank.
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I may build a co2 system for my marimo moss balls.
     
  4. catsma_97504

    catsma_97504 Neon tetra Moderator Member

    I've used both DIY and injected. They both have their pros and cons.
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    DIY is cheaper than injected.
     
  6. catsma_97504

    catsma_97504 Neon tetra Moderator Member

    Cheaper to set up, but injected has cheaper running costs. Plus is more stable. If you use multiple generator bottles and change the solution every week you'll have the greatest success with DIY

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  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    What makes injected cheaper to run than DIY? You can get yeast for really cheap at costco.
     
  8. catsma_97504

    catsma_97504 Neon tetra Moderator Member

    A 20# canister lasted 6+ months. It cost me only $25 to fill. The cost of changing yeast solutions weekly add up plus the added expense of dealing with some nasty algae due to unstable co2 levels.

    You pick your poison and follow the plan. Get sick and not deal with diy on schedule and you'll pay the price.

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