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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #709
In a message dated 12/10/00 3:55:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
<< I have been using the recipe from The Krib for DIY CO2 injection for about
month now. It seems to work pretty well for me, but stops producing after
about a week or two. The mixture is being heated to about 80 degrees F by
my main light on the tank 10 hours a day. The question I have is what can I
do to make it last longer. Could adding a little salt to it help? I've
heard that salt is added to rising bread to slow the yeasts' fermentation
and stop it from petering out quickly. Would this hurt my plants?
- -tom >>
I believe The Kribs DIY CO2 recipe calls for flour. I personally use good old
table sugar to ferment the yeast. I also add a teaspoon of baking soda to it.
My bottles usally last about 4-5 weeks doing it this way. Good luck