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Re: DIY C02 recipes (Tom)

> Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 19:29:41 -0500
> From: "Bonds" <akgoldrush at hotmail_com>
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #708
> I have been using the recipe from The Krib for DIY CO2 injection for about a
> 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?
> Thanks...
> - -tom


There was a post to rec.aquaria.misc.plants a while back about using jello to make the
mixture last longer.  I just set up my tank and am using 2 two liter bottles.  One has the
Krib recipe and one has the jello.  I set them up about two weeks ago and the jello is
still going strong but the other is petering out.  You could probably find the recipe by
going to dejanews.com and doing a search.  If you can't find it let me know and I will dig
it up for you at home.


John Pflum, Jr.
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